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.
has officially been the new
On Monday, the North Rhine-Westphalia
CDU board meeting
- a press conference follows.
But new problems await Laschet - including current
and the struggle for the
candidacy for chancellor
Berlin / Düsseldorf
Berlin / Düsseldorf
- The election campaign lasted almost a year - now
Armin Laschet * can get started
: The Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia has been officially confirmed as party chairman since Friday.
On Monday he will now
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
: In a
Sunday question from
the Kantar Institute on behalf of
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CDU and CSU
At 35 percent, one point less than a week ago, the survey sees the Union parties.
On the other hand, the
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
Laschet and his “tandem” partner
at the weekend
"Armin Laschet leads our CDU, and he is therefore the natural candidate for chancellor," said the health minister of
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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
Laschet gave his first speech as party leader there on Saturday at a
CDU state party conference
, 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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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
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.
state elections in Baden-Württemberg *
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
Polls currently see Söder in the favor of voters over Laschet.
Laschet knows that too.
When asked whether he would have
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
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