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These days apply to all parties: the final spurt. Chancellor Merkel supports Laschet on Saturday at the final election date in Aachen. News ticker.



These days apply to all parties: the final spurt.

Chancellor Merkel supports Laschet on Saturday at the final election date in Aachen.

News ticker.

  • On Sunday there is the federal election * - the day before the parties use the final spurt of the election campaign

    (see update from September 25th, 10.30 a.m.).

  • Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU *) gave a speech to Armin Laschet in Aachen

    (see updates from September 25, 12.25 p.m. and 12.50 p.m.).

  • Political scientist Römmele speaks about preparations for exploratory talks

    (see update from September 25th, 11.10 a.m.).

  • This news ticker is continuously updated.

Update from September 25th, 12.50 p.m.:

Armin Laschet, the CDU leader, once again uses his chance to campaign for himself.

After the Chancellor

(see update from September 25th, 12.25 p.m.)

, he comes to the lectern.

He recalls the last state election in North Rhine-Westphalia when he won.

The day before, Merkel was also in Aachen *, the polls fluctuated, the outcome open.

In the end, the CDU won.

"I am sure, because it is back today, it will succeed tomorrow, the CDU will be the strongest political force," Laschet called out to those present.

He pays tribute to Merkel's achievements, such as her “acting instead of making big speeches”. Merkel remains standing next to him on the stage, clapping and grinning from time to time, otherwise listens or sometimes holds on to the desk. Laschet asks the group who can best continue their time. “Does anyone think red-red-green can do that?” Screams and interim screams on the square. “There were 23 people who believe that, the rest don't believe that red-red-green can do that,” Laschet estimates. “I don't want the left to sit in the next federal government,” he adds.

Occasionally, Laschet is briefly irritated by boos from the background. But he masters most of the speech confidently and shows a willingness to fight. He received a lot of applause, for example, when he reported from the Bundestag "what a tone has found its way there" and thus looks at the AfD. Merkel clearly agrees with him and nods. A little later, a moment of laughter: “Well over there someone holds up an SPD poster and shouts 'ridiculous',” comments Laschet. For viewers on television, it remains unclear what the situation on site looks like. Laschet then criticized the SPD, which had been “the coal party badly for over 50 years” in North Rhine-Westphalia and which is now fighting for the environmental movement at the forefront. “That's not serious,” says Laschet.After a substantive swivel about guest workers and internal security, Laschet ends and again campaigns for votes for the CDU at his home game in Aachen.

Merkel in the election campaign for the federal election: headwind - "Not the CDU!"

Update from September 25, 12.25 p.m.:

Angela Merkel is on the stage in Aachen and supports Armin Laschet one day before the general election.

“I must have done something wrong, so congratulations to Aachen,” she says, referring to the weather.

Because Laschet was only recently in her constituency in Stralsund, but Laschet could only see little because it was raining at the time.

She praised Laschet and emphasized that he had repeatedly spoken in speeches and at appearances about the European Union's work of unity and had campaigned for peace and the future of Europe.

Merkel emphasizes that it doesn't matter who rules the country.

"I would like to tell you from my experience that there are always points in the political life of a Federal Chancellor. It doesn't matter who governs, but the right decision has to be made." everyone agrees: it must ensure prosperity, security and peace.

Immediately afterwards, shouts from the background of protesters can be heard: "Not the CDU!"

Merkel intervenes surprisingly clearly in the election campaign: last appearance with Laschet

Merkel looks back on the last few decades and also on her years. She then speaks about Corona, climate protection, jobs and internal security, with little new content becoming clear. At the end she advertises again for Laschet, who is known for being able to build bridges. “Armin Laschet doesn't come from anywhere, he comes here from Aachen. He learned politics from the bottom up, ”says Merkel. And his country, which he has ruled as prime minister so far, is diverse. "I think the only thing missing is the sea, but then you go to Stralsund." And then she noticed another little thing: "And a few mountains, but you are going to Bavaria."

Update from September 25, 11.35 a.m.:

Over 4000 crimes are related to the current election campaign.

According to a report, this is the result of a survey among the federal states.

Not only the federal election is affected, but also state elections such as in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which take place on Sunday in parallel.

According to the report, it is mainly about property damage, in particular to election posters.

But violent crimes, propaganda crimes and insults were also recorded.

Health Minister Jens Spahn warns.

Federal election 2021: high number of postal voters is emerging

Update from September 25, 11:10 a.m.:

Always an important point in elections: How high is the voter turnout? There is a large number of postal voters in the Bundestag election that year. Andrea Römmele, political scientist at the Hertie School of Governance, also expects a high turnout on Sunday. We know from research that voters are mobilized again "when it is a close race," she said in an interview with ntv. In addition, the parties are already preparing for exploratory talks and coalition negotiations: “One ponders within the party where the red lines are, ie topics that cannot be given up under any circumstances.” The first preparations behind closed doors are already underway.

Federal election 2021: Final spurt of the election campaign for Laschet, Scholz and Baerbock

Update from September 25th, 10.30 a.m.:

Give everything again one day before the federal election: The parties will think so on this Saturday.

The entire day is filled with campaign appearances.

The Chancellor candidates Armin Laschet (CDU) and Olaf Scholz (SPD) will remain in their respective homeland.

The CDU boss appears with Chancellor Merkel

(see first report)

, Scholz is ringing around Potsdam from 12.30 p.m.

For Annalena Baerbock, her campaign tour ended on Friday.

The last date was advertised on their website for September 24th.

It remains to be seen whether it will suddenly appear again today, such as yesterday's climate strike.

Merkel's chancellorship will end soon: will the Germans miss her?

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Chancellor Merkel supports Armin Laschet (CDU) on the home stretch.

© Bernd Wüstneck / dpa

Update from September 25th, 9.25 a.m.:

Chancellor Angela Merkel throws herself into the fray again for her party today.

She appears at 12 noon together with Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet in Aachen

(see first report).

Your chancellorship will soon be over, after the election the coalition discussions will continue: At the end of the day, a new chancellor will be elected in the Bundestag.

When that will happen is still open.

What Merkel will do afterwards is also still largely open.

Maybe she doesn't know herself yet.

A survey now provides information on whether Germans will miss Merkel *.

Video: 16 years of Merkel - looking back at an era

Final spurt in the CDU election campaign: Merkel offers support again - at Laschet in Aachen

First report from September 25th:

Aachen - It is the final of the CDU election campaign: One day before the Bundestag election on Sunday, Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) take part in a rally in Laschet's hometown Aachen.

The final election campaign event will take place at 12 noon in the Aachen district of Burtscheid, where Armin Laschet, who is currently still Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, lives.

On Tuesday evening, the Chancellor and the candidate for Chancellor already appeared in Merkel's constituency of Stralsund.

The official end of the election campaign of the CDU and CSU was already planned for Friday evening (September 24th) in Munich with Merkel, Laschet and the CSU chairman Markus Söder.

Two appearances in two days are a bit surprising after Merkel originally wanted to stay out of the fight for her successor.

Final spurt in the CDU election campaign before the federal election: Laschet and Merkel in Aachen

The long election campaign is now coming to an end for other parties as well: On Saturday, the FDP and its federal party leader Christian Lindner will also end their election campaign in the form of a rally in Cologne and Düsseldorf.

The Greens around Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock no longer have any major official election campaign dates.

Baerbock, however, surprisingly appeared on Friday for a conversation with participants in the Fridays for Future demonstration in Cologne.

SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz was mainly in his constituency in Potsdam.

Alice Weidel is one of the AfD's top candidates at a rally in Karlsruhe.

It remains exciting: Current polls from the parties ahead of the general election on Sunday

According to the numerous current polls *, the race for chancellorship remains exciting. According to the Allensbach survey, the SPD would currently receive 26 percent of the vote, the CDU / CSU 25 percent and the Greens 16 percent. It is followed by the FDP with 10.5 percent, the AfD with 10 percent and the Left with 5 percent. Compared to the last federal election in 2017, the SPD could gain some votes (2017: 20.5 percent), while the CDU / CSU could lose support (2017: 32.9 percent). The Greens are expected to gain almost double the number of votes (2017: 8.9 percent).

According to the Wahlen research group, 47 percent would like Olaf Scholz * (SPD) to be the new Federal Chancellor, 20 percent Armin Laschet * (CDU) and around 16 percent Annalena Baerbock * (Greens) as the new Federal Chancellor.

It will be exciting until next election Sunday.

The first forecasts and projections will be available from 6 p.m.

(dpa / at) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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Source: merkur

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