Germany’s former largest party is looking for a fresh start. Your boss hints at a resignation without explicitly saying the word. Nor did he lose hope in the Jamaica alliance.
Berlin. The first rumors surfaced shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon. “Armin Laschet announces his withdrawal from the presidency of the Christian Democratic Union,” NTV news channel said. This is what the CDU leader and chancellor candidate said on a conference call with his party colleagues during the historic election disaster. When the first reporters reported, the meeting was still going on.
An hour and a half later, Konrad-Adenauer-Haus, Berlin. Armin Laschet steps in front of the cameras and shows a mischievous smile. He looks exhausted.
Then he says that his party wants to keep the chancellery door open. The road there should lead through the green advisor makers and the FDP. “The CDU’s offer in Germany is available until the last minute of the formation of the government,” Laschet said. In other words: until a coalition agreement is signed, Germany’s formerly largest party will not go into opposition.
Not about Armin Laschet.
Then begins the second part of his performance. This explains why the chancellor’s candidate found it difficult to communicate clearly what he wanted to Germans during the election campaign.
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