The German conservatives secure the mechanism to the process of the succession of Angela Merkel in the CDU
Merkel will not be presented to the re-election as leader of his party and as chancellor: "We have to move on"
German chancellor Angela Merkel is willing and wants to remain at the forefront of Executive, regardless of who the happen in the presidency of the christian democratic Union (CDU) and despite the fact that she herself believes that such charges must be in the hands of the same person.
"I've shown my willingness to continue in the ministry and I understand that without the provision there is no will," said Merkel after the two-day meeting that has been held in Berlin the leadership of the party to set the terms of the succession process and prepare the congress in Hamburg next month of December, when it will officially out the relay.
The tint that was looking for the informer is relevant because "a thing is to be ready and another to want", he said in his question to the chancellor. The third variable is power, but that will come later. Will depend on who will happen in the presidency of the CDU, the direction which it gives to the party, how they will react to the changes the coalition partners and whether this Executive will be able to exhaust the legislature. To Merkel, none of that should worry about the here and now. "The Government will continue forward with the same roadmap, which are the agreements of the coalition," said the chancellor.
The CDU has given this Monday is the kick off to the race for the succession of Merkel in the party presidency, a position for which there are already twelve candidates although only three of them have options to reach the goal. It is the secretary general of the party, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, minister of Health, Jens Spahn, and Friedrich Merz, one of the many victims of policies that Merkel has been left by the way in all these years, and now returns to the first line in search of the opportunity that he has waited nine years.
"I'm Not going to speculate on how it would be my relationship with Friedrich Merz if he is elected president of the CDU, but I have no doubt that we will be able to work together. We have not always had the same opinion, but we always find solutions," said Merkel. Merz was head of the parliamentary group until 2009, when Merkel, as in the dome of the match, he was moving away to escape her shadow.
see Also Merz, a political shiny dial-economic profile, are sure to be able to work with Merkel if he manages to occupy his chair in the TOU, the same as Spahn, an exponent of the most conservative sector of the party and very critical of the immigration policy of Merkel. Only between Merkel and the secretary-general synergy. To Kramp-Karrenbauer called "mini-Merkel". Very anchored in the social conservative and political liberal in the customs, his choice would be a synonym of continuity. Are differences that will be taken very into account, since the succession of Merkel is more than a choice between candidates. Is to decide the direction of the party in the coming years.
The CDU is prepared, therefore, for a sort of internal revolution, whose significance, for the moment, is of procedure. While there is always talk of Kramp-Karrenbauer, Spahn and Friedrich Merz, the party has registered twelve nominations, a milestone in the history of this formation, which lived only a dispute over the presidency in 1971. Won the late Helmut Kohl, who remained in the presidency of the CDU 23 years. Happened to Merkel and that makes ya18 years.
"we're in a new process in the CDU. There will be a lot of debate in the party and that I'm delighted. We are a training to live," said Merkel. But it will be a debate and a process under control. The election of the future president will be made according to the statutes and these do not include the holding of a primary. Failing that, organised in the last two weeks of November, eight regional conferences for the foundation to learn first-hand about the candidates and their proposals.
The party leadership ensures transparency in the process and its secretary general, a competition is fair. With the intention not to be accused by their rivals of to use in your favor advantages of the position, Kramp-Karrenbauer, has voluntarily renounced its obligations in the party until the congress of Hamburg. A strategy to defensive and high risk. Merz will continue to exercise as a lawyer and not understand that Spahn left for five weeks of being a minister.
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