UU General Secretary Kramp-Karrenbauer sees "many good candidates" for the chairmanship of the UDP
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U.S. Secretary Kramp-Karrenbauer does not see any favorites in the race for succession Angela Merkel. At the same time, he criticized the debate culture in his party – but he refused to discriminate "artificially" by the Chancellor.
FDue to the succession of Chancellor Angela Merkel on top of the UDP, the General Secretary and Office Office, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, are "many good candidates".
In general, to date twelve members of the UDP have announced their application for the chairmanship – as well as Kramp-Karrenbauer, Health Minister, Jens Spahn and former leader of the parliamentary group of Friedrich Merz, These are largely unidentified UDP members. However, some candidates, such as the international lawyer, Matthias Herdegen, have canceled their candidacy.
Commenting on his electoral opportunities at the UDP party's convention in Hamburg in December, he said on Wednesday in the "Tagesthemen" ARD: "Currently it's an open rash." If she came to lose their election and as post office as an UDP then the General Secretary would continue to volunteer in the UDP, "first take a little break and then continue to look" .
At the same time, the culture raped debate in his party. When asked whether the party's leadership had ruled too much above, he emphasized: "Indeed, in recent years in particular, government decisions have often taken place and the party's debate has taken place" . Members and UDP wanted that to change.
Kramp-Karrenbauer: I'll know how to win elections
In the race for the presidency of the UDP, Kramp-Karrenbauer had also advertised with experience as a successful campaigner. Not only brings the party "very great information" and experience of government work, she said on Wednesday on ZDF. "I'll know how to win elections by opposition and protect these majorities against each case."
When asked if this was a big difference to fellow competitors, Friedrich Merz and Jens Spahn, she just said: "That's the relevant biography." Merz had not held any office to the government so far, Spahn is a Minister for Health.
At the same time, Kramp-Karrenbauer said that it was clear that the election as the chair of the UDP was always associated with "the fact that one day also wanted to be a chancellor, however, it is now a matter of choosing a party leader , the PRU was established so that the party at any time in elections can be successful.
The background is arguments, one of which the large coalition of UDP, CSU and SPD will hold until 2021. The Saarlander also rejected "artificial" to be abolished by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
She does not see any defect called "Merkel confidant", because she has worked closely with Merkel. However, co-operation between the party and the government must change. In the future, basic decisions should be discussed in the party first and the government does not determine them.