Armin Laschet is asked about his core issues on his election campaign tour. However, the Union’s candidate for chancellor made a faux pas in answering the question.
Osnabrück – Armin Laschet * is currently on tour in Germany. The candidate for chancellor of the Union wants to show presence in all federal states and to win the favor of the voters. Now the CDU chief was a guest in Osnabrück. On the sidelines of the election campaign event, Laschet was questioned by a journalist about his goals. First the Rhinelander gave a specific answer – then the words were lacking.
Bundestag election: Laschet calls for a digitization ministry and less bureaucracy when it comes to the climate
A journalist from Focus Online asked Laschet what, in his opinion, were the most important issues after the federal election *. “What I find very important is that we make rapid progress with digitization,” explains Laschet and announces the establishment of a digitization ministry. “We have to start changing the administration quickly.” The subject of digitization is “the first and most important thing to do”.
In addition, climate policy plays a decisive role. “Can we manage to remain an industrialized country and achieve the climate targets?” Laschet mentions as the key question. To this end, the bureaucracy would have to be reduced and regulations removed. “We need a planning law very quickly, which removes and accelerates paragraphs.” Critics accuse the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister of preventing the energy transition with bureaucracy and paragraphs.
Bundestag election: Laschet is looking for words – “That’s a spontaneous question now …”
Digitization and climate are “perhaps the most important two things”. The journalist then asks Laschet about another important point in his program. The candidate for chancellor visibly stumbles, thinks for several seconds and then says: “Yes, what else are we going to do?”
The CDU chief announces that he “wants to present a 100-day plan in good time”, “but that is a spontaneous question now and I know it has to happen: make administration faster.” In social media such as Twitter Excerpts from the interview published. The appearance of the native Aachener and his answer to the final question caused criticism from time to time.
Breakdown Armin gives everything again, it almost hurts.
“Mr. Laschet, why do you want to become Chancellor?”
Laschet: “1. Digitization, 2nd climate “
“Do you have a third thing?”
Laschet: 🤷🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/gzh7FSNGHc
– Thomas (@ migrate89) August 19, 2021
Bundestag election: kick-off in Berlin – Union starts the election campaign
Laschet and the Union are currently challenged to find answers. In the polls for the federal election *, the CDU / CSU recently had to lose more and more percentage points. The SPD and the Greens are backing the party. The last postponed election campaign kick-off starts on Saturday in the Konrad-Adenauer-Haus in Berlin. Laschet will also be on site and will continue to be present on his Germany tour in the coming weeks.
Then the chancellor candidate wants to give a better picture, although the situation in Osnabrück should not be overinterpreted. The journalist wrote on Twitter under an excerpt from the video: “To be fair, you have to say that it was the last appointment of the day. Anyone who’s been in the election campaign knows how long those days are. There were hundreds of people around and we spontaneously held out the microphone to him. Nevertheless: The answer should be right. ” (as) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA