Just Friedrich Merz had lost in December, the election to the CDU party chair, new Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Since then, speculation about the next Chancellor candidacy in the Union. Critics of Kramp-Karrenbauer made the priority right of access to the candidacy in question. But this is stressed in the examination of the CDU Executive Board in Potsdam again: “personnel issues.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) was estimated in surveys, is very high, the CDU wool is also that the government was working successfully, said Kramp-Karrenbauer. “Everything else is speculation. And to lead, who wants to, but we didn’t.”

before the exam, the CDU had insisted-Chairman of the “world on Sunday” on the right of proposal on the question of the top candidates for the next Chancellor candidate. “It was the same for all chairmen of the CDU, and the same will apply for me,” she said.

Merz emphasises sympathy for Kramp-Karrenbauer

Friedrich Merz was before the Chairman election hopes of those in the Union, the liberal and more conservative course of the CDU want a business. Kramp-Karrenbauer, in turn, is a close Confidante of Chancellor Merkel – a tough break with their controversial policy is not to be expected of her.

Merz stressed now, however, the shoulder-to-shoulder with his rival Kramp-Karrenbauer. He join with “great sympathy for what you are doing, especially in the economic and financial policy,” he said in SWR. The main issues he had with her in agreement. The concern in addition to the economic and financial policies, the choice of destination, the CDU again to 40 percent. “I am pleased with their positions.”

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Kramp-Karrenbauer, in turn, stressed in the ZDF-“morning magazine”, she was happy that Merz wool and the party with advice and act to the side. This is a good Signal.

Kramp-Karrenbauer and Merz had agreed last week that the Ex-Union leader, among other things, to be a member of a group of experts to the social market economy. Merz stressed that it was foreseeable that 2019 will be a year of economic slowdown. The policy in Germany and Europe to counteract this.


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