“I tend to do that”: Merz indicates candidacy for CDU chairmanship

“I tend to do that”
Merz indicates candidacy for CDU chairmanship

The CDU is looking for a new chairman, and according to media reports, Friedrich Merz is planning to throw his hat in the ring. He indicates that he does not want to lead the party alone. Before the Federal Association of Lesbians and Gays in the Union, he is also self-critical in another matter.

According to a media report, the CDU politician Friedrich Merz has indicated his candidacy for the party chairmanship. “I tend to do that,” said Merz according to “Spiegel” on Saturday evening at an appearance in front of the Federal Association of Lesbians and Gays in the Union (LSU). However, it is not just about his person, the future of the CDU must now be handled by more Christian Democrats than just one.

“Of course I speak to a lot of people,” quoted the Merz magazine, citing participants at the meeting. “It is very clear to me that the image of the CDU cannot be determined by white men from North Rhine-Westphalia alone. We have to be positioned much more broadly. And I try to make that possible too.” There will be clarity “within the next week,” he emphasized.

After the defeat in the Bundestag election, the CDU wants to determine the chairmanship through a member survey. The application phase runs until November 17th. In addition to Merz, foreign politicians Norbert Röttgen, parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus and Health Minister Jens Spahn are among the potential candidates. They all also come from North Rhine-Westphalia.

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