Söder wants Chancellor - the duel for the candidacy in the Union makes that clear.
Now a Nuremberg CSU politician is criticizing Söder's plans.
Nuremberg - For over a week, the struggle for the candidacy for chancellor of the CDU / CSU has been one of the topics in Germany. The duel: Armin Laschet against Markus Söder. The past few days have shown that this conflict continues to divide the Union. Söder received support from many sides of the sister party, for example from the Junge Union. Now a former member of the Nuremberg state parliament has spoken out, who criticizes Söder * 's actions in the strongest possible terms.
Hermann Imhof was a member of the state parliament from 2003 to 2018 and made outstanding contributions in the areas of social affairs and health. In an interview with the
, the 68-year-old politician said: "I wish Mr. Söder very much that he gains the insight and puts his urgent ambitions on hold - in responsibility for the whole Union and in consideration of the personal situation of Armin Laschet *." That is a real sign of humility and human greatness. For Imhof it is clear that a candidate for the Chancellery needs “ambition and a will to power” in order to lead the CSU * / CDU * to further successes, but “he also needs the ability to integrate and the strength to reconcile, based on maturity and inner balance ”. According to Imhof, a chancellor must be a “human role model” in “culture and style”.
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Nuremberg CSU politician criticized Söder in the struggle for the candidacy for chancellor
One of the other criteria that a chancellor must bring with him is that to run the federal government you need an “integrative leadership style and the willingness to let others shine”.
However, according to Imhof, Söder has not yet been able to prove all these properties.
, Imhof also refers to many other politicians who are particularly noticeable for their brutal approach. “We are dealing with many brute leadership types around the world. I would prefer if we had a different character at the head of the country, ”said Imhof. In Imhof's opinion, just looking at what the survey values are is not expedient. And the values are due to the current pandemic. "When everyone is vaccinated, there will be other topics than Corona *," he said. After that, a different management style could move in again.
The fact that Söder repeatedly appeared next to Angela Merkel * at press conferences during the Corona crisis gave him an enormous media presence, according to Imhof. And he knows how to use them better than Armin Laschet. The main thing that speaks for the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia is that, as Imhof says, he is prudent, accepts other opinions besides his own, and has a clear agenda. This is not evident and convincing at Söder, as
. For Imhof it is not clear what the Bavarian Prime Minister stands for. Five years ago, in his opinion, he was still fishing on the right-hand side and horrifying with the word “asylum tourism”; today he wants to present himself as an environmentalist.
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