Party conference: “Signal of departure” – Friedrich Merz elected new chairman of the CDU

Friedrich Merz is the new chairman of the CDU. At the virtual federal party conference on Saturday, the 66-year-old was elected the new party leader of the largest opposition party in the Bundestag with 94.6 percent of the valid votes cast. 915 of 983 delegates voted for the economist, 16 abstained. Mario Czaja was elected … Read more

Friedrich Merz, a rival of Angela Merkel, elected new president of the German conservatives

Friedrich Merz, January 22, in Berlin. HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / AP The German conservatives elected, on Saturday January 22, by a large majority Friedrich Merz, a former rival of Angela Merkel, as the new president, with the task of redressing a party that has been crushed since its defeat in the legislative elections. The approximately 980 … Read more

Merkel sagt offenbar Einladung zum Abendessen mit Merz ab

Deutschland Medienbericht Merkel sagt Einladung zum Abendessen mit Merz ab Stand: 00:50 Uhr | Lesedauer: 2 Minuten Merkel sagt Einladung zum Abendessen mit Merz ab Friedrich Merz hat es fast geschafft. Auf dem CDU-Parteitag wird die neue Parteispitze gewählt, und er hat die klare Mehrheit. Doch seine künftige Aufgabe wird schwierig: Ein neuer Kurs muss … Read more

Ex-parliamentary group leader: Friedrich Merz nominated as a candidate for CDU chairmanship

Germany Ex-parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz nominated as a candidate for CDU chairmanship Status: 8:38 p.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Friedrich Merz tries a third time Former parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz is running again for the CDU chairmanship. In his last attempt he was defeated by the then Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, … Read more

Fight for CDU chairmanship: which competitors Merz has to bow out of the way – domestic politics

Finale in the fight for the CDU party chairmanship. On Saturday over 300 CDU district chairmen voted to let the members decide on the new CDU chairmanship. Favorite of the base and therefore favorite in the party presidency race: Friedrich Merz (65)! BUT: Merz is of course not the only candidate for the CDU top … Read more

CDU: Friedrich Merz fordert Rückzug von Laschets Vizes im Präsidium

Deutschland Krise der Union Merz fordert Rückzug von Laschets Stellvertretern im CDU-Präsidium Stand: 01:45 Uhr | Lesedauer: 4 Minuten Friedrich Merz sieht eine „dringende Notwendigkeit“ in seiner CDU Quelle: Martin U. K. Lengemann/WELT Dem früheren Fraktionschef genügt es nicht, nur den CDU-Vorsitzenden Armin Laschet auszutauschen: Friedrich Merz pocht auf eine viel weitreichendere Neuaufstellung zulasten von … Read more

CDU: Friedrich Merz does not want to run again in the party congress vote and calls for basic participation

Bundestag election Laschet succession In the late evening, Friedrich Merz becomes clear Stand: 4:10 a.m. | Reading time: 2 minutes Friedrich Merz in the ZDF program “maybrit illner” Source: ZDF / Svea Pietschmann “A party’s management bodies can decide once against the will of the grassroots, but not two or three times,” tweeted Friedrich Merz. … Read more

“The CDU has become lazy,” says Friedrich Merz

Germany Criticism after the election “The CDU has become lazy,” says Friedrich Merz Status: 07:16 a.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Friedrich Merz attests his party “lazy thinking” After the federal election there was unrest in the Union: In the CDU there was growing pressure on Armin Laschet and Friedrich Merz attested his party to … Read more

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Merz in Merkelland – WELT

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Armin Laschet promises Friedrich Merz important government posts

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