CSU General Secretary Markus Blume: "The personal satisfaction with Markus Söder remains stable at a high level."
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CSU General Secretary Markus Blume sees the candidate for chancellor from CDU leader Armin Laschet as the cause of the Union's low polls.
"The great disappointment with the outcome of the personnel decision is reflected in the surveys," said Blume of the "Augsburger Allgemeine".
"Many, not only in Bavaria, would have liked Markus Söder," said Blume, referring to the decision on the Union's candidate for chancellor.
"Armin Laschet is now responsible for filming the polls," said Blume.
The Bavarian sister party should not be dragged down.
"As the CSU, we have to disconnect from the federal trend," he said.
The party relied fully on the Bavarian Prime Minister.
"The personal satisfaction with Markus Söder remains stable at a high level."
The Union had recently fallen behind the Greens as only the second strongest party in the ZDF Politbarometer and in the ARD Germany trend.
CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak called on the Union to remain united in view of the poor polls.
"Differences between the sister parties are normal and they have always existed, they are as old as our common party history," he told the "Augsburger Allgemeine".
"It is important that we stand together at the crucial moments." The aim is that after the federal elections in September, no government can be formed without leadership from the Union.
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