The Prime Minister of Bavaria is increasingly angry against Aiwanger and Laschet. Both of these reduce the Union’s chances of being elected. A comment.
Munich – Markus Söder switches back to attack mode. The Bavarian Prime Minister fires on all channels and from full pipes. If it does not affect his deputy Hubert Aiwanger, party friend Armin Laschet is on. With both of them, the Franconian still has an open plan: Laschet inflicted the first major defeat of his life on the CSU boss, who was used to success, when he wrested his candidacy for chancellor, which was already believed to be certain. And Aiwanger? As a coalition partner, he also does not want to submit to the Bavaria regent’s unconditional claim to power.
Söder’s dispute with Aiwanger, now completely out of control, hurts Laschet in the end
Now it is difficult to contradict Söder on the matter: Aiwanger’s flirt with the vaccine opponents is just as problematic as Laschet’s uninspired sleeping car election campaign. It only worked as long as Green leader Baerbock was (even) more stupid than Laschet. With his silly laugh in the flood area, the NRW Prime Minister rekindled the already existing doubts as to whether he has what it takes to be a statesman. But instead of supporting the tumbling party friend (and thus also securing CSU mandates), the CSU boss now shoots him completely ready for a storm by releasing him in public. This is how he once brought down Seehofer.
Söder’s completely out of control dispute with Aiwanger also harms Laschet in the end. The CSU boss is only offering the nationwide, until recently largely unknown, free voter boss the stage for his vaccination campaign – up to and including the possibility, which has long been considered excluded, that the free will jump the five percent hurdle and move into the Bundestag . All of this cannot be in the interests of the CSU. If the angry man in the Munich State Chancellery does not realize that it is time to pause, maybe his party friends should remind him soon.
A comment by Georg Anastasiadis