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The "K question" was not agreed between Laschet and Söder leinezeitung.at

The “K question” was not agreed between Laschet and Söder leinezeitung.at

Who will be the candidate of the union for the position of chancellor? The talks have so far been fruitless.

8.45 PM, April 17, 2021

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In the Union and the Greens, the race to run for the position of chancellor is in the hot phase. Conversation between CDU President Armin Laschet and CSU President Marcus Söder According to a report by Al-Alam, it ended Saturday evening without an agreement. In contrast, it was said in CDU circles that Laschet and Soder were in “good conversations”. In the Christian Social Union there has been talk of “constructive” talks. In the case of the Greens, “Question K” will be resolved on Monday.

Party heads Analina Burbock and Robert Habck We want to agree with each other to take on the job. Lachette and Suder announced that “Question K” will be clarified by the end of the week. Recently, it remained unclear when and how to reach an agreement.

In CDU circles, it is suspected that Söder may be speculating on a decision in the union’s parliamentary group next Tuesday. The Bavarian prime minister will likely have a clear majority there. His supporters want to continue collecting signatures until Monday and are therefore forced to vote on Tuesday. Lead initiator Christian von Staten (CDU) wanted to combine his already published list of supporters of 70 CDU MPs with signatures of other CDU MPs, according to the German Liberation Network. She added that an additional initiative will be launched in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Ten more?

The camp around von Stitten is expected to join about ten CDU politicians, in addition to the majority of the 45 members of parliament. This means that the vote of 245 or so deputies can no longer be rejected in Soder and Laschet. The goal is to reach an agreement between the two parties at the end of this week.

CDU Politician Friedrich Merz He returned behind Lachit in Question K. “The Christian Democratic Union has made a decision. The decision has been made and it applies despite all the turmoil that exists between the CDU and the Christian Social Union these days. That is why I once again stood behind our president this week: Armin Laschet,” Mears said after his successful application for direct candidacy For CDU in the Bundestag’s Hochsauerlandkreis. The victory in the vote against CDU Member of Parliament Patrick Sainsburg (49) laid the basis for the former leader of the parliamentary group to return to the Union as a member of the Bundestag.

The “missing compass”

Merz immediately asked Laschet and Söder to settle the dispute now. In addition, the 65-year-old was very critical of the CDU’s general condition. This “compass” has lost. Until now, he has declined to consider the position of chancellor. “But the situation in our country is critical, and the existence of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) as a ruling party is in danger.” In the polls, the union is only about 30 percent, and without the Bavarian sister party CSU, the CDU is only about 25 percent. It was a mistake on his part, after losing to Laschet in the race for the presidency of the CDU, to refuse a position in the leadership of the party, but he demanded the position of Minister of Federal Economy.

Meanwhile, there is growing dissatisfaction with CSU Söder among the CDU leadership. Christian Democratic Union Presidency member Daniel Caspari, president of the younger Bavarian sister party, called on Saturday for Deutschland Funk to withdraw. The President of the Women’s Union (FU), Annette Weidman Maus, spoke in favor of CDU President Armin Laschet. Thuringian CDU federative board member Mike Moring warned of the party’s ongoing split – and has also spoken out in Lachette’s favor.

On Friday, in addition to the CDU General Secretary Paul Zimiak, the prime ministers of Hesse, Schleswig-Holstein, Volker Bouvier, Daniel Günther, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schaeuble and leading politicians from several government associations such as Bremen, Hesse, and North Rhine-Westphalia stood. Behind Lashit. They all point to the decision by CDU bodies that Soder has to accept and that Lachette is better qualified as an advisor. However, after the prime minister of Saxony-Anhalt, Rainer Hasilov, Saarland President Tobias Hans distanced himself indirectly from Lachit and, like Söder, stressed the importance of the poll results in selection.

According to the new ZDF Politbarometer, 72 percent of union supporters consider Söder the most suitable candidate for the position of chancellor and only 17 percent consider Lachit. In addition to the parliamentary group, resistance could also come from the Junge Union. There, twelve of the university’s 18 regional associations are said to want to speak out for Söder.

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