BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party on Saturday elected its ally Armin Laschitt as its next leader, making Germany’s biggest job race one of Europe’s deadliest epidemics. It plays the role of a big economy.
In a close race, Lechitt, the prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, defeated Merkel’s Nemesis Friedrich Merz after the first round, in which Merz won by just five votes. The third most promising candidate, Foreign Affairs expert Norbert Rotgen, was eliminated.
Merz campaigned on Merkel’s promise to deviate from the charitable path and walk on the right, and wrote in a Der Spiegel column that “happy ‘walking this way is just as inappropriate as every one at the center. It’s a vague claim to time. ” .
In contrast, Lachett promised to continue Merkel’s moderate curriculum. In a speech just minutes before the vote on Saturday, Lashit called for “continuity” and highlighted the challenge of retaining CDU voters without Merkel. “We need a continuum of success,” he said, outright rejecting Merez’s vision.
Meanwhile, Merez sought to highlight his low level of support among women in the party by highlighting his good relationship with his wife and daughter – which has led to some confusion on social media.
One Twitter user wrote, “Certainly, every conflicting husband and father is in fact a women’s rights movement in its own right.” Merkel had hinted at opposing Merz because she had appealed to delegates to stay on the centrist course. “As the people’s party at the center, we are naturally looking for solutions that Keep conflicts in balance and always … promote social harmony. “Merkel added,” It has always distinguished us as a governing party. “
Giving another indication of her choice, Merkel said she hoped “a team will be selected that will take the fate of our proud party into its own hands.”
Although he did not give his name, the phone appeared to indicate support for Lashit, who has campaigned on a joint ticket with Health Minister Janice Spin as his deputy. Merkel had previously said that “tools are in place” for Lachett to become chancellor. Merkel, 66, Germany’s youngest and first female chancellor, is considering resigning after four terms and 16 years in office following the September general election. He had already resigned as party chairman in 2018, but his preferred successor, Ingret Kramp-Crane Bower, was forced to step down to deal with the regional election scandal.
The CDU chief traditionally leads the party and its sister party, the CSU, to the general election because its chancellor candidate, Lashkat, will have a good chance of winning a higher position.
The most popular CSU leader at the moment is Marcus Soder, the prime minister of the Bavarian state, whose overwhelming response to the epidemic has been widely praised and nationalized. Another contender could be Spin, who is reportedly fulfilling his potential behind the scenes.
The final race in Germany’s top conservative coalition for the top job is therefore far from the September 26 election.