The CDU party conference was actually supposed to take place on December 4 in Stuttgart. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has now spoken out in favor of a postponement to the coming year.
In the face of the corona pandemic, CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has proposed to postpone the party conference scheduled for December 4 in Stuttgart until spring. As part of the annual meeting of the CDU board on January 16, it will be decided whether and when a personal party congress with 1,001 delegates to elect a new chairman is possible or if a ballot vote is needed in the spring, the German learned. news agency Monday from the deliberations of CDU top.
Laschet probably supports the Kramp-Karrenbauer proposal
The federal executive committee, which meets in the morning, has to make a decision. According to this information, Vice President Volker Bouffier, Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble, and President and Vice President nominee Armin Laschet supported Kramp-Karrenbauer’s proposals in the CDU presidium, which was initially in session.
Laschet’s strongest opponent, Friedrich Merz, called on Sunday in discussions between the closest party leadership and the three most promising candidates to clarify the leadership issue this year. In addition to NRW Prime Minister Laschet and ex-group leader of the Union Merz, the foreign expert Norbert Röttgen has also applied for the chairmanship. Laschet belongs to the closest management, Merz and Röttgen are not represented there.