Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has criticized Friedrich Merz for the allegation that the CDU had accepted the rise of the AfD with a shrug. “Such statements are a slap to the face for all in the CDU, on the ground and in the parliaments for years against the constant false information, against targeted poisoning of the political climate, against hostility, as well as in Parts of the open baiting by the AfD fight and day-to-day in the CDU,” said Kramp-Karrenbauer in an Interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung. “This fails to recognise all who fought in the extremely hard choice in the last few years fighting for every vote for the CDU, and against the AfD.”

Merz his party had held previously in Germany radio, the election successes of the AfD in the Federal government and the countries with a “shrug” to be aware of and to have satisfied with the given, to be so strong, that without them could not be ruled. Merz rejected the accusation that he wanted to, for example, with Statements to the asylum, a shift to the right of the party. The CDU had to open again for issues, “the CDU is, perhaps, in the last few years, something easily ignored finished,” said Merz.

Kramp-Karrenbauer warned in the Interview at the same time, before that, the fight against the AfD. To do “now you can just say something in Particular, or decide, and the fight against the AfD was won, is naive,” said the CDU General Secretary.

the Fifth of eight regional conferences is to

The CDU wants to choose on the Hamburg Federal Congress in the beginning of December, a successor or a successor for 18 years, retiring CDU-Chairman Angela Merkel. In addition to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and Friedrich Merz, Minister of health, Jens Spahn is running. On Tuesday, the fifth of eight regional conferences in Böblingen, where the most promising Applicants of the Basis. The last regional conference is on Friday in Berlin.

Friedrich Merz had said on several occasions that he believe as a party leader, the supporters of the AfD in half. The former CDU party Chairman calls Kramp-Karrenbauer, and Spahn as its goal a return of the CDU in polls and elections, to values of around 40 percent.