The Prime Minister of Bavaria, Markus Söder, participated in the Bundestag election in September to run for the leadership of the CDU/CSU. The head of the German Christian Democratic Party met this afternoon to discuss Chancellor Merkel’s succession.
This created a conflict between the president of the Colorado State University Party Soder and the CDU leader Armin Lachette, who was also the prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Someone hinted at Sud’s eligibility to run, but the Bavarian Prime Minister has not formally ran for office. Today, both parties made presentations at the party summit and explained their future plans for Germany.
In a press conference held after the meeting, Zede said that he and Laschet are “capable men”, but we need to see who has the best chance of winning the election. He said that the party’s leadership has not yet been selected.
Söder is more popular, Laschet has more party support
Followers of German politics believe that Soder will lose to Lachette, who enjoys more support within the party. NOS correspondent Judith van de Hulsbeek said: “In addition, the CDU is larger than the Bavarian State University in Söder, so if Laschet wins, it will make more sense.” CSU leaders like Kanzlerkandidat have appeared before but are still very good.
In contrast, Söder is more popular among the public. In a recent poll, only 19% of Germans said Laschet would be a good candidate. 54% said that Söder is a good candidate. Since the CDU/CSU combination is called Söder, it is also more popular among coalition voters.
Van de Hulsbeek said that Laschet was seen as a bridge builder, but did not set a stable route during the corona crisis. “He pleaded for a moment of relaxation, and the next moment was a lock-in. Sodd remained straightforward throughout the crisis.”
How far is it?
The exact time of appointment is not yet known. Tomorrow, the CDU senior leaders (without CSU) will meet again and will hold talks with Laschet. Van de Hulsbeek predicts: “If he manages to persuade the entire senior management, then Söder’s chances are slim.”
Soder said that he only wanted to be a Cancun de Candat if the CDU supported him. He said that if the party does not want him, it will not affect its cooperation with Colorado State University.
She believes that this decision will be made sometime this week. There is a lot of pressure to make quick decisions because the elections have been in place for six months, and because of recent corruption scandals, including the purchase of masks and criticism of the corona policy, the party is struggling with image damage.
CDU/CSU is at a loss
In recent months, the CDU/CSU has given great support in opinion polls, but the Christian Democratic Party is still in the leading position. DieGrünen is closely followed by about 5 percentage points.
The progress of the Green Party means that for the first time in decades, Germany has not considered the CDU/CSU alliance. Last month, the so-called Green Light Transport Alliance, the Social Democratic Party and the Liberal Democratic Party won a majority in regional elections in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate. Raschert’s CDU achieved the worst election results ever.