Debate Merz-integration: CDU politician calls for members decision on candidacy


In the CDU will be loud in the debate on the future involvement of the former Union group’s Chairman, Friedrich Merz, the call for a members ‘ decision about the next Chancellor candidate. EU budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger (CDU) “is absolutely right when he brings Merz and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as a possible successor to Angela Merkel in conversation,” said the baden-württemberg CDU Deputy Axel Fischer, the German press Agency in Berlin. “The question of the next Chancellor candidacy will be decided in due course by the party, if necessary, with a members decision,” added Fischer.

“For the CDU as a self-conscious people’s party Christian-social, the value of a conservative and economic liberal profile, it is good to have several possible candidates for Chancellor,” said Fischer, who is since 20 years, member of the German Bundestag. Currently, the CDU had in the European elections on may 26. May, and at the same time elections in the state of Bremen and a number of municipalities, focus. “Pure symbol politics will not take us forward. We need to come to Germany and Europe back to rule-based decisions, we explain to the people,“ Fischer urged. to achieve

“the CDU Chairman promised 40 percent for the Union in the European election, must be established by the party not only in the election campaign, staffed wide and people-to-people orientation and leadership,” demanded the Deputy. The CSU politician Manfred Weber as the top candidate and an appropriate integration of Merz, this seem to be accessible. “I’m sure that Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will make this clear in January,” said the fisherman. Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to meet in January for a second interview with Merz about his future in the party. A date is not publicly known yet.