Berlin instead of Rust - CDU and CSU are relocating their election campaign to the federal capital.
The format is also clearly adapted - out of consideration for the storm, as it is called.
Berlin - The Union is relocating its election campaign from the Europapark Rust to Berlin.
This emerges from a letter to the Bundestag candidates of the Union, which the German Press Agency and the news portal "The Pioneer" has.
According to the original plan, not only Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet and CSU leader Markus Söder but also all Bundestag candidates from the CDU and CSU should have taken part in the multi-day event on the grounds of the Baden-Württemberg amusement park.
Instead, there should now be a “central election campaign kick-off on August 21 in a different context in Berlin”, according to the letter signed by CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak and CSU General Secretary Markus Blume.
After a hybrid event, “Germany's largest door-to-door campaign in the whole country, the hot election campaign phase” will be ushered in.
Election campaigns take place on site with the people.
"We are making it clear that the CDU and CSU are campaigning for citizens to trust our ideas and positions all over Germany." More detailed information on the process will be sent to the Bundestag candidates shortly.
Paul Ziemiak, CDU General Secretary.
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According to the letter, the background for the change in plan is the flood disaster: "The crisis management and reconstruction work in the regions affected by the severe weather disaster require our attention and commitment." The clean-up work continues in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate.
The general election is due on September 26th.
The end of the election campaign of the CDU and CSU is planned for September 24th on the Nockherberg in Munich.