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

Brinkhaus praises the SPD: “Has stood in the election campaign like a block”

Germany Germany Day of the Junge Union Brinkhaus praises SPD – “Has stood in the election campaign like a block” Stand: 13:07 | Reading time: 3 minutes Standing ovations for the big loser in the election The Junge Union’s Germany Day in Münster continues. The CDU and CSU get in the mood for the opposition … Read more

Young Liberals – Traffic light coalition needs “more than legal smoking weed”

Dhe young liberals place numerous conditions on a possible traffic light alliance. “The prerequisite for the coalition is a modernization agenda for the country that breaks the political deadlock of recent years,” said July boss Jens Teutrine on the editorial network Germany (RND). A traffic light coalition needs “more than just legal smoking weed” – … Read more

Bundestag election: Kretschmer does not want to run for the CDU chairmanship

SAxes Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) does not want to run for Laschet’s successor as party leader. “I’m staying loyal to Saxony,” said the 46-year-old to the “Sächsische Zeitung” (Thursday). Kretschmer was traded alongside the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, and the Saarland, Tobias Hans, as a possible candidate to succeed Armin Laschet. “I … Read more

Future of the Union: How the decline of the CDU reminds of the SPD – and what follows from it

Dhe process of decay of a people’s party in Germany could only be described using the SPD. Since Gerhard Schröder’s election defeat in 2005, the Social Democrats have been going downhill. This phase may only end now, with the formation of a traffic light coalition under their leadership. But now the CDU stands where the … Read more

Christian von Stetten advises the entire CDU presidium to resign

Dhe CDU MP Christian von Stetten suggested that the presidium members of his party resign after the severe election defeat. “The CDU presidium can enforce a candidate for chancellor against all polls, against the sister party, against the parliamentary group and against the party base,” said von Stetten of “Bild am Sonntag”. “But then the … Read more

FDP draws “two red lines” in explorations

AEven after the first preliminary explorations with the SPD and the Greens, the insists FDP on two red lines in further negotiations. Secretary General Volker Wissing stressed on Monday that the Liberals would continue to insist that there would be no tax increases and that the debt brake would not be touched. “The FDP has … Read more