Why Olaf Scholz won the election

VOr a little over a year ago, Markus Söder sat in the “Meistersaal” on Köthener Strasse in Berlin and chatted about a biography of the CDU politician Armin Laschet. At least indirectly, this could be evaluated as an advertisement for a candidate for chancellor by the then North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister. However, Söder did not … Read more

Ex-parliamentary group leader: Friedrich Merz nominated as a candidate for CDU chairmanship

Germany Ex-parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz nominated as a candidate for CDU chairmanship Status: 8:38 p.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Friedrich Merz tries a third time Former parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz is running again for the CDU chairmanship. In his last attempt he was defeated by the then Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, … Read more

Party chairmanship: CDU district chairmen want member survey for Laschet successor

Germany Party presidency CDU district chairmen want a member survey for Laschet’s successor Stand: 3:40 p.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes CDU basis for membership decision on party chairmanship At the CDU, a membership decision to determine the successor of Armin Laschet as party leader is emerging. The district chairperson’s conference in Berlin voted with … Read more

Bundestag election: Union falls to historically poor value in the poll

Dhe downward slide of the CDU and CSU will not end for the time being. In the opinion trend of the Insa Institute on behalf of the “Bild” newspaper, the Union is only 19.5 percent (minus 1.5 points). A historic low. The SPD, however, can increase and comes to 28.5 percent (plus 0.5). The Greens … Read more

Bundestag election: SPD, Greens and FDP start traffic light explorations

Live Meeting in Berlin The SPD, the Greens and the FDP are starting deeper traffic light explorations Stand: 10:05 a.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes The traffic light could fail because of these points of contention SPD, Greens and FDP start in-depth exploratory talks. The three parties want to talk to each other for ten … Read more

CDU politician Christian von Stetten calls for the resignation of the entire party presidium

Dhe CDU MP Christian von Stetten suggested that the presidium members of his party resign after the severe election defeat. “The CDU presidium can enforce a candidate for chancellor against all polls, against the sister party, against the parliamentary group and against the party base,” said von Stetten of “Bild am Sonntag”. “But then the … Read more

Christian von Stetten advises the entire CDU presidium to resign

Dhe CDU MP Christian von Stetten suggested that the presidium members of his party resign after the severe election defeat. “The CDU presidium can enforce a candidate for chancellor against all polls, against the sister party, against the parliamentary group and against the party base,” said von Stetten of “Bild am Sonntag”. “But then the … Read more

“Got the backing of the party”

Armin Laschet paves the way for a personnel repositioning of his party. Many of his colleagues welcome that. Friedrich Merz toying with the post of CDU chairman, but makes one thing immediately clear. Several prominent Christian Democrats have welcomed the announcement by CDU leader Armin Laschet that the party will be realigned after the election … Read more

CDU: Friedrich Merz does not want to run again in the party congress vote and calls for basic participation

Bundestag election Laschet succession In the late evening, Friedrich Merz becomes clear Stand: 4:10 a.m. | Reading time: 2 minutes Friedrich Merz in the ZDF program “maybrit illner” Source: ZDF / Svea Pietschmann “A party’s management bodies can decide once against the will of the grassroots, but not two or three times,” tweeted Friedrich Merz. … Read more

CDU: Armin Laschet’s strange appearance – politics

October 7, 2021, 8:35 p.m. CDU Chief Laschet : The quicksandman Open detailed view After Armin Laschet’s appearance, the question arises: And now? (Photo: Michael Kappeler / dpa) When Armin Laschet announces that he has something to say, everyone only thinks of one thing: his resignation. But then he talks about everything else. From an … Read more