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Paul Ziemiak, previously head of the CDU youth organization Junge Union, is at the party Congress in Hamburg, the delegates to the Secretary-General was elected. He received 503 of 801 valid votes (62.8 percent). The new CDU party Chairman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer had proposed to the 33-Year-old, who will be your direct successor in the office of the Secretary-General.

Ziemiak called to be comparatively low election result in a first reaction, “honestly”. On Twitter, he wrote addressed to his own party: “Let us answer the questions of the people. Let us with courage and Confidence to look forward.” His choice, so Ziemiak, fill it with “humility”.

Kramp-Karrenbauer had previously said the Union had the largest youth organisation, this opportunity should be used. At the same time, resist language of the presentation, after the fight candidacy for the party presidency, there were deep cracks in the CDU: “no, the party is not divided.”

a JU-chief was elected Secretary-General, have never been in the CDU, said the new party boss. With the change Ziemiak must submit to the office of the JU-heads. In the sister party, the CSU, there has been such a Transition once already: today, The Prime Minister Markus Söder came in 2003, as a JU-land-in-chief, Bavaria, to the office of the CSU’s Secretary-General.

Ziemiak said, the most important thing was to renew the party, with a clear price and a clear language: “We must be the party of the rule of law.”

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