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Maaßen calls for a fresh start in the CDU at the federal level

2021-10-16T14:03:35.849Z

The controversial ex-Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Hans-Georg Maaßen (CDU) has called for a fresh start for his party at the federal level. It is important that Armin Laschet does not want to stand in the way, Maaßen said on Saturday at a state party conference of the Thuringian CDU in Suhl. “But that must apply to the entire federal executive board. A new profile of a new CDU can only exist with new people - and people who do not belong to the cadres who have been responsible for the so far ”, Maaßen called to the 150 delegates in the southern Thuringian city of Suhl, where Maaßen has been since resides his candidacy for the Bundestag.



The controversial ex-Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Hans-Georg Maaßen (CDU) has called for a fresh start for his party at the federal level.

It is important that Armin Laschet does not want to stand in the way, Maaßen said on Saturday at a state party conference of the Thuringian CDU in Suhl.

“But that must apply to the entire federal executive board.

A new profile of a new CDU can only exist with new people - and people who do not belong to the cadres who have been responsible for the so far ”, Maaßen called to the 150 delegates in the southern Thuringian city of Suhl, where Maaßen has been since resides his candidacy for the Bundestag.

Suhl - Maaßen stood in the Bundestag election as a candidate in the South Thuringian constituency in 196, but lost significantly against the SPD candidate and biathlon Olympic champion Frank Ullrich.

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Bad mood in the Thuringian CDU base

For some in the Thuringian CDU, the result of the federal election is a "catastrophe".

The first calls for personnel consequences at the top of the party in the federal government are loud.

Whether and how much there is rumbling in the base could soon become clearer.

Bad mood in the Thuringian CDU base

Saar Prime Minister Hans: CDU must now reposition itself

The Saarland Prime Minister Tobias Hans has welcomed the announcements by CDU leader Armin Laschet to reorganize the party.

Hans told the "Rheinische Post" (Friday) that this was important and correct "to spare us further agonizing internal party discussions".

"I would like to thank Armin Laschet for this step and his commitment to the CDU over the past few years."

Saar Prime Minister Hans: CDU must now reposition itself

Haseloff sees reason for electoral defeat in the east

The fact that the CDU only got the second highest number of votes in the federal election is due to the results in the eastern German states from the point of view of the Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt, Reiner Haseloff.

"If the CDU hadn't cut ten percentage points below the west in the east, the Union would have emerged victorious in the federal elections," said the CDU politician of the "Rheinische Post" (Saturday).

Haseloff sees reason for electoral defeat in the east

Maaßen called for more profile from the CDU.

He doesn't expect the whole CDU to have a profile like himself, because he wants the CDU to be a people's party.

But that also means that decisions must increasingly be made “from the bottom up” - and not the other way around.

dpa

Source: merkur

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