Who will lead the CDU?: Spahn holds on to Laschet

the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) does not want to follow the Call of a party to friends after a private candidate for the CDU presidency accordi

Who will lead the CDU?: Spahn holds on to Laschet

the Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) does not want to follow the Call of a party to friends after a private candidate for the CDU presidency according to his own statements. It was a "conscious decision" that he Laschet in the Team, the candidacy of Prime Minister of NRW Armin support. And this was "still," said Spahn on Saturday in Germany radio. A new poll shows popularity of a choice of Spahn in the CDU-to-peak and a candidacy for Chancellor of CSU leader Markus Söder.

Spahn warned his followers in the CDU prior to the discussions. The citizens wanted to currently talk about the danger of a second Corona wave of Infection, "but not now, not for months on personnel matters". He's sticking to it: "Mr Laschet and I, we have decided to make the Team an offer to the party." Them the fact that "Cohesion is also at the top is lived, as a Team, is lived".

In recent days, several CDU MPs had asked the Minister of health to stand. They justified this, among other things, that Spahn had made in dealing with the Corona-pandemic a good figure. Is discussed the scenario that the 40-year-old Spahn for the CDU is elected Chairman of the Union parties, but CSU chief Söder as the common candidate for Chancellor in the Bundestag election in 2021.

Söder differs from

For such a solution, the chief of the Berlin state CDU, Kai Wegner said at the weekend. "Not since the Corona pandemic, Jens Spahn, and Markus Söder have proved themselves as strong leaders, the Union face and profile," said Wegner, the "daily mirror" dated Sunday. Both had "proven, particularly in the crisis".

A Tandem with Spahn and Söder would probably encounter popular with the electorate: In the on Saturday published RTL/n-tv"trend barometer" by the Forsa Institute, 49 percent of the respondents referred to such a Two-Team as a "good solution". Among Union supporters, two-thirds said this even.

Also, compared to the Chancellor candidates of other parties Söder was in the survey at the front: A candidate for Chancellor Söder came in the race against the SPD politician Olaf Scholz and the Green-Chairman Robert Habeck, to 41 percent approval. On Habeck 20 per cent, on Scholz 14 per cent.

Updated Date: 26 July 2020, 22:19

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