Abortion "dam bursting" and demand for resignation: CSU goes into retreat - and does not save with hard words
Created: 01/06/2023 12:09 p.m
By: Florian Naumann
Markus Söder in Seeon (archive picture).
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After a two-year Corona break, the CSU is meeting again in Seeon.
Externally, the Ukraine war is on the agenda - internally it is probably about the Bavarian election.
Bundestag-CSU goes into retreat:
Party leader Markus Söder is also there in Seeon Monastery.
Ukraine war in the focus of the Christian Socialists:
Dobrindt calls for Lambrecht's departure
abortion dam bursting
: internally in Seeon, however, the Bayern election should be an issue
CSU exam in Seeon
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Seeon/Munich – The Bundestag-CSU is again in retreat: In the Seeon monastery in beautiful Chiemgau, Markus Söder’s people for Berlin want to ram in content pillars for the year 2023 after a two-year Corona break – and set the tone for the months before the elections in Berlin, Bremen, Hesse and Bavaria.
A comprehensive decision paper is to be adopted.
Party leader Söder himself is also there, alongside the Hessian CDU election campaigner Boris Rhein and the Moldovan head of government Natalia Gavrilita.
Before the start, there were already the first pithy tones and demands from CSU ranks: defense expert Florian Hahn called for battle tanks for Ukraine, Dorothee Bär warned of a "dam bursting" with abortion paragraph 218 - and the head of the Bundestag state group Alexander Dobrindt attacked the battered Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD).
Ukraine war in the focus of the Christian Socialists: Dobrindt calls for Lambrecht's departure
Outwardly, the Ukraine war is a big issue for the CSU.
Hahn targeted Chancellor Olaf Scholz the evening before the Seeon retreat.
On Twitter, he welcomed the freshly decided delivery of armored personnel carriers for Kyiv – but described Scholz as driven.
"If the pressure on Olaf Scholz hadn't been so immense from all sides, he and the SPD would probably never have moved." Hahn tried to apply further pressure: "The next step must be to push the delivery of battle tanks like the Leopard 1," he demanded at the same time.
Dobrindt identified another weakness.
"She is simply not up to this office," he said in the RTL / ntv program "Frühstart" about Defense Minister Lambrecht.
In his view, the SPD politician was responsible for a series of breakdowns and was obviously overwhelmed.
"It is the Chancellor's job to ensure clarity here" - a very clear demand for replacement, completely in line with Söder and CDU leader Friedrich Merz.
The invitation to Gavrilita also fits in with the focus on Ukraine.
Moldova fears an attack by Russia.
CSU in Seeon: Bär warns of abortion dam bursting - internally, the Bayern election should be an issue
Domestically, before the start of the exam in Seeon, Bär drew attention with an emphatically conservative position.
The reason for this is the call for the abolition of abortion paragraph 218 by Green Minister Lisa Paus.
This was “a dam breach in the understanding of human life.
A family minister who is against children is like an environment minister who poisons the river,” Baer said on Thursday (January 5).
The traffic light coalition endangers a “compromise that has been balanced for decades”.
Paus had called for impunity for abortions.
Internally, however, the focus should not least be on the Bavarian election in October.
For decades, the absolute majority at home in Bavaria was the pound, with which the CSU also boasted within the Union.
That was over in 2018, when the CSU fell to 37.2 percent.
And since Daniel Günther got 43.4 percent for the CDU in Schleswig-Holstein and there is a sole SPD government in Saarland, the CSU's special role is over in other respects as well.
In an interview with the
, Söder recently dampened calls for an absolute majority.
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