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for the election of the CDU-chair Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer, and Friedrich Merz, in a second ballot. At the time of the vote at the Federal party conference in Hamburg, the CDU General Secretary Kramp-Karrenbauer received 450 votes, or 45 per cent. Merz received 392 of 999 votes, which corresponds to 39 percent. Required at least 50 percent of the votes of the 1,001 delegates would have been. The Minister of health, Jens Spahn came in as a third party candidate on 157 votes, and has therefore resigned from the race.

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was a vote, every delegate received a Table voting booth out of cardboard. Merz had a Chance if the voters of Spahn put it on his page. Previously, the three candidates were once again in each 20-minute Talk to the delegates and presented to the Public. Subsequently, the delegates were able to ask questions. Kramp-Karrenbauer pointed to their many years of experience in Government and electoral success in Saarland – your strongest asset in dealing with Merz. In her speech, she spoke about courage, Europe and the Schengen – she wanted a world where you keep to the rules.

Merz’ main points were: appreciation for the outgoing CDU leader Angela Merkel, an offer of cooperation to you, as Chancellor, and his competitors, and the promise that the party will win with him profile. What exactly is this profile, as he wants to delimit precisely against today’s CDU, which, however, remained unclear. Merz makes to enlarge the spectrum of the party. Also conservative would feel in the CDU back home, he said. And he argues for more armed: he had not used the asymmetric demobilization – that is, the renunciation of all – too-clear positions, in order to provoke the enemy-successfully.

Spahn, signed a Vision of how he wanted the Land in the year 2040. He also hid that he judged his chances of winning as low. He wanted to live in a country with a self-conscious Patriotism, not excludes, where anyone who wishes to tackle, and welcome, said the 38-Year-old and campaigned to rejuvenate the party.

Angela Merkel had decided, after 18 years as CDU Boss run. For the first time in a long time, several candidates competed for the party presidency. All three were presented in regional conferences nationwide members of the party. Merz stands for a correction of Merkel’s mid-course, he is likely to make the party more conservative. Kramp-Karrenbauer is a continuation of the Merkel course.

Kevin Chung studied literature in Seoul. He is interested in various areas. He can be reached at or 82-2-6956-6698.