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CDU: Friedrich Merz, Norbert Röttgen and Helge Braun agree on stricter corona measures

2021-12-01T18:48:43.332Z

The three are arguing about the CDU chairmanship, but in a discussion with members Friedrich Merz, Helge Braun and Norbert Röttgen were of one opinion: the fight against the pandemic must be accelerated.



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The candidates: Helge Braun, Norbert Röttgen and Friedrich Merz (from left)

Photo: Michael Kappeler / dpa

The three candidates for the CDU party chairmanship are pressing for a rapid tightening of the measures in the fight against Corona.

Ex-Union parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz, foreign politician Norbert Röttgen and the executive head of the Chancellery, Helge Braun, were essentially in agreement on this issue on Wednesday evening in a joint discussion with CDU members.

Merz said that he expected the introduction of a general compulsory vaccination in the spring.

but while must also "respect" are made to those "who can not be vaccinated for health reasons."

Röttgen said he had struggled through to advocacy of a general vaccination "".

Already, the course would have to be made that the Bundestag could vote on it in January.

The Union is in the process also willing to cooperate with the future ruling party demand was now a "rapid, joint, bipartisan action."

Braun called for a quick mutual agreement between the federal and state governments on the necessary measures. "Uniform, for everyone understandable measures" would have to be implemented in the next few days, he said. Central to this is a determination of the question "from which infection occurrence which measures should apply to vaccinated and unvaccinated people".

After the historically poor results in the federal election, the CDU is holding a member survey for the first time on the future party chairman.

Voting will start on December 4th and the result should be available on December 17th.

If a runoff is necessary, the second round of voting would run until January 12th.

On January 21st and 22nd, a digital party congress will officially choose Armin Laschet's successor.

The election of the new party leader must then be confirmed by postal vote.

as / dpa / AFP

Source: spiegel

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