At an appearance in front of the Junge Union in Hesse, Armin Laschet switched to election campaign mode and promised to fight “to the end”.
Gießen – So far, the election campaign of the CDU *-Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet is not really rolling. In surveys, the Union parties have slipped, in the Chancellor question, Laschet is behind finance ministers in polls Olaf Scholz* (SPD). Faced with this worrying prospect, the party leader of the largest ruling party is under increasing pressure.
During a visit to the Junge Union, the youth of the Union parties, in Hesse, Laschet switched to attack mode and shared tips against competitors SPD*, Greens* and Left*the end. According to Laschet in Gießen, their programs are “not characterized by modernization”. The Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia believes that tax increases, as the parties to the left of the center have in their programs, are wrong. These would “endanger prosperity”, burden small and medium incomes and families and “slow down the economic dynamism that we need now after the pandemic”.
Instead, the CDU leader called for faster planning processes in the country. If the energy transition is promoted by driving more trains in order to save flights, then it would not be possible to wait 20 to 25 years for railway lines to be approved. The Greens criticized Laschet for speaking out on the one hand against deforestation locally and on the other hand calling for the faster expansion of rail networks at the federal level.
Armin Laschet wants the election campaign to “escalate” for the federal election
Now an “escalation” has to be achieved in the election campaign in order to clarify the differences. The Union is under him as a candidate for chancellor “now in election mode” and wants to “fight”. In the end it is “the voters” who will decide “how things will go in Germany”. Together with the CSU boss Markus Söder* and Chancellor* Angela Merkel* He will open the election campaign “next Saturday”, announced Laschet. From then on, there will be “fighting everywhere in the state, in Bavaria and in the CDU regional associations”. CDU and CSU* would appear together as a closed union, promised the candidate for chancellor.
From Laschet’s point of view, more engagement in the election campaign is necessary, after all, the polls of the Union are falling, Laschet has lost a lot of approval on the chancellor question and had to let Olaf Scholz pass him by. While, according to a recent survey by the ZDF program “Politbarometer”, 44 percent of those questioned would like to see the SPD politician as the successor to Angela Merkel in the Chancellery, Laschet only got 21 percent.
Annalena Baerbock is in last place on the chancellor question, Scholz past Laschet
This means a loss of eight percentage points compared to the last Chancellor question, Scholz, on the other hand, was able to gain ten percent*. In last place is Annalena Baerbock*, who only want 16 percent of those surveyed to be Chancellor – with Baerbock losing four percentage points in their personal popularity ratings behind their party’s survey ratings. (Mirko Schmid with dpa) *fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.
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