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Chancellor candidate of the Union: Armin Laschet after the decision in the ZDF interview

2021-04-20T17:01:46.558Z

Armin Laschet answers questions in the ZDF interview. Previously, he had won the struggle for the candidacy for chancellor against Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder.



Armin Laschet answers questions in the ZDF interview.

Previously, he had won the struggle for the candidacy for chancellor against Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder.

  • Armin Laschet is now the Union parliamentary group's candidate for chancellor.

  • In the ZDF interview, the CDU chairman is available to answer questions.

  • An ARD talk at 8:15 p.m. will follow.

  • The live ticker is continuously updated.

First report from April 20:

Berlin / Munich - The Union has had turbulent days. The open power struggle between Chancellor candidates Markus Söder and Armin Laschet put the sister parties to the acid test. Ultimately, the Bavarian Prime Minister gave in, and the CDU chose its chairman Laschet as candidate for chancellor. With the words “the die has been cast”, Markus Söder announced his retirement a few hours earlier.

Now the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister is supposed to lead the ailing Union faction out of the polls.

Most recently, the association of CDU / CSU achieved historically poor poll numbers, which should cause concern in the Konrad-Adenauer-Haus with regard to the Bundestag elections in September.

Now Armin Laschet faces a conversation with ZDF editor-in-chief Peter Frey and the deputy ZDF editor-in-chief Bettina Schausten.

Later he also appears on ARD.

Armin Laschet named the Union's candidate for chancellor - Söder gives in

In a special digital meeting of the CDU board on Tuesday night 31 of 46 board members entitled to vote had pleaded in secret ballot for their own party chairman (77.5 percent), only 9 voted for Söder (22.5 percent), 6 abstained ( percentage not evaluated according to CDU rules). This was preceded by a six-hour debate in which supporters for Laschet and Söder clashed.

Söder had announced that he would accept any decision by the federal executive board. Although he repeated this on Tuesday, he did not miss the opportunity to address current surveys. After the friction within the faction, Armin Laschet was out on Tuesday after reconciliation. He thanked Markus Söder and the CSU "for the good, fair treatment in a very far-reaching decision, including a very personal decision". In these, the Bavarian is clearly ahead of Armin Laschet.

The CDU boss will be busy in the coming weeks and months until the federal election to change the picture of opinion in the Federal Republic. Especially since the Greens, with Annalena Baerbock, proclaimed their candidates for chancellor - without fighting an open power struggle. Now he has to find a way how the Union candidate wants to lead his parliamentary group out of the polls and increase his own popularity.

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Source: merkur

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