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Armin Laschet makes a clear declaration of war on red-red-green - and comes out as a "Merz fan"


After his election as CDU chairman, Armin Laschet wants to lead the Union united in the upcoming Bundestagswalkampf. It is about the "direction of the republic".

After his election as CDU chairman, Armin Laschet wants to lead the Union united in the upcoming Bundestagswalkampf.

It is about the "direction of the republic".

  • Armin Laschet was confirmed as the new CDU party leader by postal vote.

  • The 59-year-old is leading the CDU through the super election year 2021.

  • With a view to the federal election, Laschet wants to prevent red-red-green in particular (update from January 23, 4:50 p.m.).

Update from January 23, 4:50 p.m.:

The new

CDU party chairman Armin Laschet


himself to be

a fan of his former competitor

Friedrich Merz

in his speech at the digital party conference of the




“I'm also a Friedrich Merz fan.

That's why I want him to be there.

We need Friedrich Merz, “said the 59-year-old with a view to the future of his party.

Laschet also

emphasized, however, that the question of power within the

CDU had

now been clarified

through his election as



Friedrich Merz

, who

has many supporters

especially within the


Baden-Württemberg, caused a sensation last week when he


to take over


Ministry of Economics

after his electoral defeat against

Armin Laschet


Armin Laschet wants to prevent red-red-green - it's "about the well-being in Germany"

With a view to the upcoming

federal election

in the autumn




to make

a united


the election winner and is aiming for a result well over 30 percent.

In the polls, the Union is currently at "35 percent plus x" said 59-year-olds.

Now it is above all important "that we keep the

voters of

the middle with us".

A good result in the

Bundestag election

is all the more important because it is essential to


an impending


of the


, the


and the



"I'm sure: when red-red-green have a majority, they will do it,"




"But you have to rule out such an alliance when it comes to the welfare of Germany." In the upcoming election, the party chairman said, "the direction of the republic."

Armin Laschet officially new CDU chairman: landmark speech on Saturday?

Söder presents

Update from January 23, 11.35 a.m.:

Bavaria's Prime Minister

Markus Söder

has encouraged the Baden-Württemberg CDU for the upcoming election campaign.

Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) is a popular Prime Minister, said Söder on Saturday in a video message to the digital party conference of the Southwest CDU.

But he added: “Bayern Munich can also lose if you choose the right tactics and strategy.” The top candidate from Baden-Württemberg is

Susanne Eisenmann


With the new

CDU boss Armin Laschet, he

works “great together”, so Söder.

“But it is also clear: Without the south, little is possible in Germany.” The south is Germany's economic and technological engine.

He can do well with Kretschmann, but: “Everything has its time.

And maybe there is a new time. "

CDU boss Armin Laschet is happy about the backing - two CDU party conferences on Saturday

Update from January 23rd, 11.30 am:

The new

CDU leader Amin Laschet described

the postal voting results after the digital party congress

as “great support”


At a program party conference of the Rhineland-Palatinate CDU, the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister said on Saturday that the approval of 83 percent was "very remarkable".

Update from January 23, 9:15 a.m.:

The CDU is heading for the upcoming

state elections in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate

on March 14.

At the same time, the two state associations want to decide on their election program at digital party congresses on Saturday - under the leadership of the

new CDU leader Armin Laschet


He is expected personally in Stuttgart and will give a speech.

Precisely where

Friedrich Merz had a

particularly large number of fans.

In the Stuttgart Wagenhalle, which records over 2000 people, only 50 people will be present.

Everyone has to undergo a rapid corona test before entering.

 “Many party friends in Baden-Württemberg supported me, otherwise the election result would not have been possible.

Susanne Eisenmann

, the very committed top candidate of the Baden-Württemberg CDU, pointed out that we can learn a lot from our

state election campaign in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2017.

", Laschet told the

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


The delegates of the two federal states hope that the federal CDU will provide a tailwind for the upcoming elections.

“Laschet brings people together.

He will succeed in addressing those who did not vote for him, ”said the head of the state of Baden-Württemberg and CDU vice-president Thomas Strobl.

Armin Laschet confirmed as the new CDU chairman: Postal voting of the delegates after the online party conference

First report from January 22nd, 8:20 p.m .:

Berlin -

Armin Laschet

, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, is now officially the new

CDU chairman


The delegates have confirmed his choice, after a

digital dial

on the

online congress

of the


already was able to win last Saturday.

On Friday the


announced that


had received 796 of 980 valid

votes cast


According to the


, this results in an approval of 83.35 percent.



were entitled to vote.

The two defeated candidates from the

party congress

- ex-Union parliamentary group leader

Friedrich Merz

and foreign politician

Norbert Röttgen

- were no longer up for voting in the postal vote.


said after the announcement of the result that it shows that many of those who voted for




in the online vote

, “are now behind the new



Participation in the

postal vote

and its result “are a signal of the unity of the Union”.

Armin Laschet

* won the runoff election against


at the

online party congress

with 521 to 466 votes after

Health Minister

and team partner Jens Spahn used the question and answer


to advertise




got 52.6 percent of the votes cast including abstentions.


achieved 47.0 percent.

In order to make the “digital preselection” legally secure, postal voting followed.






had assured in advance that they wanted to accept the result of the online vote.

In the

CDU, it

was expected that


result in the postal vote would be better than at the party congress.

It will probably be important for a number of delegates to send the new chairman into the super election year with a good election result, was the rationale.


* had called on the

CDU members

last Monday to support the new chairman.

“I ask all delegates to take part in the final written vote and to give our new chairman


Laschet a strong vote.

And then we go to work together, ”he wrote in a letter.

* is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.

Source: merkur

All news articles on 2021-01-23

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