After his election as CDU chairman, Armin Laschet wants to lead the Union united in the upcoming federal election campaign. It is about the “direction of the republic”.
- Armin Laschet was confirmed as the new CDU party leader by postal vote.
- The 59-year-old is leading the CDU through the super election year 2021.
- With a view to the federal election, Laschet wants to prevent red-red-green in particular (update from January 23, 4:50 p.m.).
Update from January 23, 4:50 p.m .: The new CDU party leader Armin Laschet said in his speech at the digital party conference of the CDU Baden-Württemberg as a fan of its former competitor Friedrich Merz shown. “I’m also a Friedrich Merz fan. That’s why I want him to be there. We need Friedrich Merz, ”said the 59-year-old with a view to the future of his party. Lash however, also stressed that the question of power within the CDU by his choice to Chairman has now been clarified.
Friedrich Merz, especially within the CDU Baden-Württemberg has many supporters, caused a sensation last week when he was defeated against Armin Laschet, that offered that Ministry of Economy to take over.
Armin Laschet wants to prevent red-red-green – it’s “about the well-being in Germany”
Looking ahead to the autumn Bundestag election want Lash a united CDU make the election winner and aim for a result well over 30 percent. In the polls, the Union is currently at “35 percent plus x” said 59-year-olds. Now it is above all important “that we Voters keep the middle with us ”.
A good result in the Bundestag election is all the more important since one is absolutely threatening coalition out SPD, Left and Greens must avoid. “I’m sure: when red-red-green have a majority, they will do it,” prophesies Lash. “But you have to rule out such an alliance when it comes to the well-being of Germany.” In the upcoming election, the party chairman said, “the direction of the republic.”
Armin Laschet officially new CDU chairman: landmark speech on Saturday? Söder presents
Update from January 23, 11:35 a.m .: Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder has encouraged the CDU in Baden-Württemberg for the upcoming election campaign. Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) is a popular Prime Minister, said Söder on Saturday in a video message to the digital party conference of the Southwest CDU. And added: “Bayern Munich can also lose if you choose the right tactics and the right strategy.” The top candidate from Baden-Württemberg is Susanne Eisenmann.
With the new CDU chief Armin Laschet he works “great together”, says Söder. “But it is also clear: Without the south, little is possible in Germany.” The south is Germany’s economic and technological engine. He can do well with Kretschmann, but: “Everything has its time. And maybe there is a new time. ”
CDU boss Armin Laschet is happy about the backing – two CDU party conferences on Saturday
Update from January 23, 11.30 a.m .: The new one called it “great support” CDU leader Amin Laschet the postal vote result after the digital party congress. At a program party conference of the Rhineland-Palatinate CDU, the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister said on Saturday that the approval of 83 percent was “very remarkable”.
Update from January 23, 9:15 a.m .: The CDU sets course for the upcoming State elections in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate on March 14th. At the same time, the two state associations want to decide on their election program at digital party congresses on Saturday – under the leadership of the new CDU boss Armin Laschet. He is expected in person in Stuttgart and will give a speech. Where, of all places Friedrich Merz had a particularly large number of followers. In the Stuttgart Wagenhalle, which records over 2000 people, only 50 people will be present. Everyone has to undergo a rapid corona test before entering.
“Many party friends in Baden-Württemberg supported me, otherwise the election result would not have been possible. Susanne Eisenmann, the very committed top candidate of the Baden-Wuerttemberg CDU, pointed out that we can get a lot out of our State election campaign in North Rhine-Westphalia 2017 can learn. “, said Laschet Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The delegates of the two federal states hope that the federal CDU will provide a tailwind for the upcoming elections. “Laschet brings people together. He will succeed in addressing those who have not voted for him, ”said the Baden-Württemberg state chief and CDU vice-president Thomas Strobl.
Armin Laschet confirmed as the new CDU chairman: Postal voting of the delegates after the online party conference
First report from January 22nd, 8:20 p.m .: Berlin – Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, is now officially newer CDU chairman. The delegates confirmed his election after receiving a Digital choice on the Online party conference the CDU was able to decide for himself last Saturday. On Friday gave the CDU known, Lash have 796 of 980 submitted valid ones be right receive. According to CDU this gives an approval of 83.35 percent. 1001 Delegates were entitled to vote.
The two losing candidates from Party congress – Ex-Union parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz and the foreign policy maker Norbert Röttgen – were no longer to vote in the postal vote.
Lash said after the results were announced, this shows that many of those who voted online for Merz and Röttgen have voted, “now behind the new Chairman stand”. Participation in the Postal vote and their result “are a signal of the unity of the Union”.
Armin Laschet* had the runoff against Merz on the Online party conference Won afterwards with 521 to 466 votes Minister of Health and team partner Jens Spahn had used the question and answer session for Lash to advertise.
Lash came to 52.6 percent of the votes cast including abstentions. Merz scored 47.0 percent. In order to make the “digital preselection” legally secure, the postal vote followed. Lash, Merz and Röttgen but had assured in advance that they wanted to accept the result of the online vote.
In the CDU was expected that Laschets The result in the postal vote would be better than at the party congress. It will probably be important for a number of delegates to send the new chairman into the super election year with a good election result, according to the reasoning.
Merz* had the CDU members called last Monday to support the new chairman. “I ask all delegates to take part in the final written vote and our new chairman Armin Give Laschet a strong vote. And then we go to work together, ”he wrote in a letter. * Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.