Sunday 22nd August 2021
“We fight for it”
Laschet believes the 30 percent result is feasible
Despite the Union’s steadily deteriorating polls, its Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet continues to expect the CDU and CSU to be successful in the elections. He is certain that the Union will have a majority in the end. The point is that no alliance against the Union can be formed after the election.
Despite the Union’s steadily deteriorating polls, its Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet continues to expect the CDU and CSU to be successful in the elections. He was sure that the Union would have a majority in the end, said the CDU chairman on Sunday evening in “Bild”. The point is that no alliance against the Union can be formed after the election. “We are fighting to get as close as possible to 30 percent,” said Laschet and, when asked, added: “30 are also inside.” The 22 percent for the Union in the latest Insa survey are “a wake-up call”
Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet expects the Union to win the Bundestag election despite poor poll results and has set high goals for himself. “We are fighting to get as close to 30 percent as possible,” said the CDU boss on “Bild.TV”. 30 percent are still possible, he explained. That’s what we’ll fight for now. “Bild am Sonntag” had reported hours earlier with reference to the Insa Institute that the Union and the SPD were on par with 22 percent each.
Laschet repeatedly rejected the question of whether he wanted to forego the candidacy for chancellor in favor of CSU boss Markus Söder in view of poor personal poll results. At the same time, he admitted problems in the relationship with Söder, with whom he actually gets along well. “We used to be able to exchange ideas well. He also has a certain sense of humor,” said Laschet. Since Söder’s defeat in the race for chancellor candidacy, it has been “not easy”.
In the CDU there were allegations last Saturday that Söder continued to prick Laschet. If the Union wins the election, Söder will play an important role in Berlin as CSU leader, said Laschet. “I think he wants victory and does everything for it,” said Laschet when asked whether the CSU boss might have an interest in his defeat so that he can run as a candidate for the Union in the next federal election.