Due to the corona pandemic, the meeting had to be postponed once. Now a digital decision has to be taken in January about the successor to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.
The closest CDU summit is by a large majority in favor of a digital party conference to elect a new chairman in mid-January with a final vote by mail. The party presidency will make a corresponding recommendation to the executive committee, which will then meet. The final decision must be made by the larger party administrator. He met at 11 am.
Earlier, there had been a discussion in the office of the presidency about another postponement of the party convention scheduled for mid-January. According to information from participants, Schleswig-Holstein Prime Minister Daniel Günther spoke out in favor of postponing the meeting, which was scheduled as an online party conference. Günther was largely alone with his request for information from participants. Even a decentralized solution with delegation meetings in up to 20 different locations in Germany found little support.
Due to the corona pandemic, the solution to the personnel problem has been dragging on since the spring after the announcement of the withdrawal of party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in February. The online party congress with 1,001 delegates will now elect the new party leader on January 16, as well as the deputies and other members of the governing bodies. In addition to ex-group leader Friedrich Merz of the Union, NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet and foreign expert Norbert Röttgen want to become CDU chairman.