Nafter the lost federal election, the chairman of the Junge Union, Tilman Kuban, wants to put the relationship between the CDU and CSU on a new footing. Kuban told the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post”: “The question of how the CDU and CSU should be dealt with in the election campaign will have to be discussed again intensively.”
Kuban proposed the formation of a “Union Council” in which functionaries from the municipalities, the federal government and the states could come together. The aim is “to create a new sense of cohesion and to coordinate the content better. We urgently need that, ”said Kuban in the run-up to the JU Germany Day in Münster. “From my point of view, the CDU and CSU cannot only be held together by the Junge Union, the Mittelstandvereinigung and the Bundestag parliamentary group. From time to time the party leaders talk to each other, that’s not enough. We need a Union Council. ”At the same time, he called for a different culture of debate in the Union. “Anyone who does not fully discuss topics has a problem of acceptance as a result. We’re not clear enough either, ”criticized the JU boss.
Germany Day takes place from this Friday to Sunday. Numerous top politicians from the Union will be guests, but CSU boss Markus Söder has canceled.
“More feminine, more digital, younger”
With a view to the future CDU chairmanship, Kuban hopes that a woman will also apply. “If women say they want more influence, women should run for office too. Personally, I would think that’s very good, ”said Kuban. The Junge Union will position itself if you know the candidate board.
The chairwoman of the women in the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Yvonne Magwas, spoke out in favor of a dual leadership in the CDU with equal representation. “Double leadership definitely has advantages,” said Magwas to the editorial network in Germany. And it must have equal representation. The conference of the CDU district chairmen planned for October 30th had to seriously discuss it. The CDU member of the Bundestag from Saxony complained: “We could be much further on the question: more feminine, more digital, younger.”