A JU member wants something to change: clear positions of the Union. He presented this to much applause at the “Germany Day”. The general secretaries have to justify themselves.
Münster – There is currently a lot of anger in the Union. MPs had to leave the Bundestag because the result in the Bundestag election was historically poor. The chairmen Armin Laschet (CDU) and Markus Söder (CSU) are criticized. The exploratory paper worked out the political competition.
That is why there is a lot going on at the “Germany Day” of the Junge Union (JU). On Saturday, the second day of the meeting in Münster, Laschet, among others, came by to face the youngsters. He took responsibility for the “bitter result”. The general secretaries Paul Ziemiak (CDU) and Markus Blume (CSU) also stood on the stage in Münster – and had to position themselves on the accusation that the Union had not articulated clear positions in some areas during the election campaign.
Settlement of the Bundestag election debacle at the “Germany Day”: JU member introduces general secretaries on the subject of Wahl-O-Mat
A member of the Junge Union from North Rhine-Westphalia vented and referred to the Wahl-O-Mat. “We have simply become too arbitrary in our content,” the young man begins his statement. Arguable positions are needed again, “away from this cuddling course towards profile”. Even then, occasional applause in the hall. And then: “We have Wahl-O-Mat, hundreds of thousands of people do it,” he continues. In fact, the self-test for the party programs before the federal election in 2021 posted a user record. Between September 2nd and 26th, the online offer of the Federal Agency for Civic Education was used 21.25 million times.
“You can see how the Union has sold its position there,” continues the JUler. He lists examples of the position in which the Union would have indicated “neutral”: “The Union has no position on the minimum wage, no position on the question of organic or conventional agriculture, no position on very important issues,” he calls into the microphone. He would like to know from Ziemiak and Blume who is responsible for how this can be prevented in the future.
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Member of the Junge Union really gets going: “The Union: no position”
But he doesn’t get an answer straight away. Ziemiak has to ask a counter question that he did not understand acoustically which questions the Union had given “bad” answers. But then he clarifies one thing: he and Blume are responsible.
Then the man from NRW really gets going and reads several examples from Wahl-O-Mat. “Chinese companies should not receive any orders for the expansion of the communications infrastructure in Germany. The Union: no position. Organic agriculture should be promoted more strongly than conventional agriculture. The Union: no position. ”The hall goes along, applauds louder and louder, cheers. The voice of the member of the Junge Union is getting louder, the audience can feel his anger. “The statutory minimum wage is to be increased in 2022. The Union: no position, ”he yells into the microphone.
“How can that be? Sorry! This is just the beginning, ”he calls and holds up his slip of paper. “That’s the problem, sorry. Don’t blame me for being so emotional. ”The men on stage try to recapture the situation. But one more topic is read out: “Equal cast for lists. The Union: no position. Sorry! ”The applause continues.
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Brief discussion on stage about who will start answering. Flower suggests itself. Ziemiak rules with a laugh: “You are welcome to start, but I don’t want to pinch now,” and stick with it. “You have all applauded because you said ‘no position’.” When asked about the election result that is to be dealt with at the meeting, Ziemiak expressly does not want to say “yes and amen” on this matter . “Because when the Federal Agency for Civic Education asks questions that cannot be answered with yes or no, then a sensible, serious party will not answer yes and no just so that there is peace,” he says energetically into the microphone. “A question of whether any part from China may be installed somewhere is not a question of yes or no,” he cites as an example, among other things. Clapping from the questioner too.
Blume agrees with his CDU colleague. “I understand that,” he tries to smooth things over. “We also found that unsatisfactory.” They would have struggled for a long time to find the answers. The CDU and CSU also wrote letters of complaint to the federal headquarters. “Because such questions are tendentious, there is a political idea behind them, not the idea of the political center. And such questions really have no place there ”, criticizes the CSU politician and again goes into the complexity of answers in order to distance oneself from populism. Something has to change about Wahl-O-Mat. So far, a total of 38 political statements on different areas have been displayed, on which the user can position himself. The parties will answer them beforehand. (cibo)