German Economics Minister, Peter Altmaier, has criticised the fact that the Bundestag President, Wolfgang Schäuble, publicly, for whom he is for the election to the CDU presidency. Schäuble’s choice recommendation for the candidate, Friedrich Merz was surprised and wondered. In an Interview with the Rheinische Post, Altmaier said, “the dam broke”.

He personally Annegret his preference for Secretary-General Kramp-Karrenbauer, out of respect for the delegates so far, not publicly expressed, said Altmaier. “Because Wolfgang Schäuble has now broken the dam, I can say: I am convinced that we have with Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer, the best Chance to the CDU and to win elections. It has been proven several times under difficult conditions in the Saar as Minister of the interior and Minister-President.”

The Era of Helmut Kohl, as well as of Angela Merkel was only possible because the Union is always integrated with a solid Value structure in the middle and the left middle never the political opponents. “Friedrich Merz would certainly steal the FDP, many voices.” The Union and the FDP should not cannibalize each other. “Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the most dangerous candidate for the greens and the SPD would be. You win elections in the middle of it.”

voice is Little chance for Jens Spahn

North Rhine-Westphalia Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul for Kramp-karrenbauer. “I will be in Hamburg Kramp Annegret select-Karrenbauer, because I want the CDU to remain a people’s party with chances on election results in the direction of 40 percent,” said Reul, of the Rheinische Post.

The Parliamentary state Secretary in the Ministry of development, Norbert Barthle, meanwhile, the third prominent candidate, Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn, a waiver of the candidate for the CDU presidency. “He would ask me personally for advice, I would tell him that it would be wise not to compete,” said Barthle of the Rheinische Post. It is recognizable that Spahn could not win against Kramp-karrenbauer, or Merz.

The CDU will select at its party Congress that starts on Friday, or the successor of party leader Angela Merkel to the party leadership. The Chancellor had announced that the party Chairman after more than 18 years of age.

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