It is shortly after 10 o’clock on Saturday morning, as Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is your first important decision as a party Chairman known. The last delegates to arrive in the hall, the Friday was exhausting and the night short. Kramp-Karrenbauer says that you have to watch many of the am so again, after you’ve seen the party celebration in the halls but a lot of late. A couple of laughs. Then she comes to the point: your new General Secretary.

Matthias Wyssuwa

Political correspondent for the North of Germany and Scandinavia with headquarters in Hamburg.

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Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks of joint work, had to give it to now. A new Chairman could not lead the party alone. She also speaks of the profile that your Secretary-General had to meet. There is a need in the process of renewal of the party’s younger members, have you learned. Someone who could bring the party when dealing with the modern communication. Before they announced the name, there is applause in the hall. Then she speaks to him: Paul Ziemiak. Again Applause.

first answer

On Friday, just a few minutes there were after the election, Kramp cart Builder for the new Chairman, passed, employed mainly a question of the delegates more and more: Whom will you choose as General Secretary?

How important and sensitive this decision is, already showed the result, with the Kramp-Karrenbauer has been selected. Almost 52 per cent for you to mean also: a Good 48 per cent have chosen their competitors, Friedrich Merz. And with him gone the other way, the other CDU. Is split the party? All the top people of the CDU highlighted in the following hours is always Unity, celebrated the fair competition, wanted to see no break in the party. The question remained, however: How are these 48 percent include? The Secretary-General post is a first response.