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Survey provides next damper for Laschet - New CDU boss is already building: "Söder has made it clear ..."

2021-01-25T04:28:30.011Z

Armin Laschet scored points with Merz fans at the weekend - but the polls remain difficult for the new CDU boss. He prepares for any election flops.



Armin Laschet scored points with Merz fans at the weekend - but the polls remain difficult for the new CDU boss.

He prepares for any election flops.

  • Armin Laschet

    has officially been the new

    CDU boss

    since Friday

    .

  • On Monday, the North Rhine-Westphalia

    chaired

    his first

    CDU board meeting

    - a press conference follows.

  • But new problems await Laschet - including current

    survey results

    and the struggle for the

    candidacy for chancellor

    .

Berlin / Düsseldorf

- The election campaign lasted almost a year - now

Armin Laschet * can get started

as

CDU leader

: The Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia has been officially confirmed as party chairman since Friday.

On Monday he will now

chair

his first

board meeting

.

A first

press conference

is also planned for 1.30 p.m.

It is possible, however, that Laschet has to deal with some rather unpleasant secondary war theaters.

CDU: Armin Laschet celebrates the premiere of the party leader on Monday - the survey delivers a small shock to the Greens

After overcoming the tug-of-war over the leadership position, the Union has

not increased

in the

polls

: In a

Sunday question from

the Kantar Institute on behalf of

Bild am Sonntag

, the

CDU and CSU

even lost.

At 35 percent, one point less than a week ago, the survey sees the Union parties.

On the other hand, the

Greens of

all places have gained

.

The eco party - which grapples with chancellor questions * - has won two percentage points and is now at 20 percent.

The question about the

candidate for Chancellor

had once again cast a

spell over

Laschet and his “tandem” partner

Jens Spahn

at the weekend

.

"Armin Laschet leads our CDU, and he is therefore the natural candidate for chancellor," said the health minister of

Bild am Sonntag

.

Laschet himself still did not comment on possible chancellor ambitions - Spahn had already caused displeasure with an advertising edition at the election party congress.

In a speech to party friends in Stuttgart, however, Laschet campaigned for the involvement of his inferior rival

Friedrich Merz

.

Laschet gave his first speech as party leader there on Saturday at a

CDU state party conference

- in

Baden-Württemberg

, where his rival Merz had a particularly large number of supporters.

Laschet himself pointed out this fact in his address and added: "I'm also a Friedrich Merz fan." That was obviously well received: "He was celebrated by those who wanted to prevent him," said an official afterwards the appearance of the dpa.

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Laschet, Söder and the candidacy for chancellor: State elections as a sticking point?

New CDU boss is already building

Laschet also announced that he

wanted to achieve a result of over 35 percent

for his party in the

federal election

with a

middle course

.

In surveys, the Union is currently at "35 percent plus x", he said.

For the CDU it is now important "that we keep the voters of the center with us".

According to the Kantar survey, however, the “x” is currently zero.

The two

state elections in Baden-Württemberg *

and

Rhineland-Palatinate *

are considered the first mood test for the new CDU boss.

Laschet and his alleged

chancellor competitor Markus Söder

(CSU) have already agreed to wait for the polls to go through before deciding on a candidate *.

But it will be difficult for the CDU in both countries.

Laschet's future depends on two top candidates, of all people, who are likely to have a very difficult time against the popular

incumbents Malu Dreyer

(SPD) and

Winfried Kretschmann

(Greens).

Polls currently see Söder in the favor of voters over Laschet.

Laschet knows that too.

When asked whether he would have

to cede

his

candidacy for chancellor to Söder

if the elections in the two countries did not end so well, he told the

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

: “Markus Söder has made it clear that these are state elections with their own concepts and their own Spitzenkandidaten act. ”(

Fn / AFP / dpa

) *

Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network

.

Source: merkur

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