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CSU-Chef Horst Seehofer wants the party presidency on 19. January. This day should be chosen at a special party Congress, a new Chairman. To its future as a Federal Minister of the interior, the 69-Year-old made in a written statement.

In the Declaration it is said that the coming year will be “the year of the renewal of the CSU”. At the special Congress of the party, the party base will receive “ample opportunity to discuss how the CSU can win more trust of the population”. For the preparation of the party Congress on 17. December 2018, a Board meeting of the CSU take place.

An official application for Seehofer’s successor as party leader. As a possible contender Bavaria’s Prime Minister, Markus Söder, and the members of the European Parliament, Manfred Weber apply.

Seehofer had announced on Monday, the CSU presidency to resign, but to stay the Federal Minister of the interior. At an internal meeting of the narrow party leadership on Sunday, he had not explained to Participants, but also that he keep a Hold on to his Ministerial post without the party chairmanship on a permanent basis for useful. This Statement had been understood by the participants so that Seehofer wanted to stay until the regular end of the legislature in the year 2021 Minister.

1/18 26 years Ago, Horst Seehofer started his political career as a Federal Minister: Chancellor Helmut Kohl appointed the Ingolstadt-based company to the chief of the Health Department. Here, the passionate handball player shows in the spring of 1998 in his Bonn office. © Thomas Imo/Photothek/ 2/18 between Chancellor Helmut Kohl (standing) and Horst Seehofer (l) crashed it at times. Deny him his hospital reform, no longer need to count on him, announced by the then Minister of health in December 1995 – but stressed that this was not a resignation threat. Here he is in an interview in 1998 with Kohl, research Minister Jürgen Rüttgers (2. v. r.) and development aid Minister Carl-Dieter Spranger. © dpa 3/18 As the Federal Minister of health fought Seehofer, especially for a radical austerity in the health service and cut about grants for dentures. Here he discussed in 1998 in Amberg with protesters dental technicians and dental assistants. © dpa 4/18 After the reign of Gerhard Schroeder’s Seehofer receives post again in 2005, a Cabinet, this time as a agriculture and consumer protection Minister in the Cabinet of Angela Merkel. © Andreas Rentz/ 5/18 milk belonged for a time to his Job: ten years Ago, he invites as an agricultural Minister in the Bavarian state representation in Berlin. With associations, dairies and the trade he talked about falling milk prices. © Wolfgang Kumm dpa 6/18, when he was home Minister, Seehofer, especially home rooted. As agriculture Minister, he sought in 2008 to be close to a goat in the upper Bavarian village of Oberammergau. © Tobias Hase/dpa 7/18 white beer on the plane: As the Prime Minister of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, is traveling with his wife Karin (R) in 2009 to Rome for a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI. © Peter Kneffel/dpa 8/18 something which already existed: Angela Merkel and Horst Seehofer, are on 24. September 2014 in the arms. Two days earlier, the CDU and the CSU had won the election to the Bundestag. © Michael Sohn/AP/dpa 9/18 Scolded: On the CSU-Congress needs to listen to Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in November 2015, the speech of CSU leader Seehofer who criticizes their refugee policy in focus. © Sven Hoppe/dpa 10/18, The CSU has sought in the Federal election of 2017, one of the worst results, but as a part of the Union, the CSU chief Seehofer is still in negotiations about a possible Jamaica-coalition. To see here on the balcony of the parliamentary society in Berlin in October 2017. © Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 11/18 goodbye to him visibly hard: in the middle of March 2018 Seehofer delivers his last meeting as Prime Minister of Bavaria in front of the press. Then he goes as Minister of the interior in Berlin. © Peter Kneffel/dpa 12/18 Seehofer’s successor in Bavaria, Markus Söder (r.), he takes over in March 2018, the office of the Prime Minister. © Sven Hoppe/dpa 13/18 of What you are doing as Minister of the interior. Seehofer kids in may 2018 in Potsdam with the Federal police – “you Know that you have the most beautiful profession?” © Sean Gallup/ 14/18 Drawn: Seehofer at the beginning of July to leave after long hours of negotiations, the CSU party headquarters in Munich. During this meeting, he had offered, because of the asylum dispute with the CDU in his resignation as party leader and Minister of the interior. © Michaela Rehle/Reuters 15/18 Chancellor Merkel and Seehofer welcome in the afternoon of the 2. July in Berlin. A few hours later, the two will announce an agreement in asylum dispute. Seehofer does not occur on this day. © Kay Nietfeld/dpa 16/18 Horst Seehofer during the traditional “summer interview” of the ARD. “I firmly believe in the absolute majority,” he said at the time, before the Bayern-election. © John MacDougall/AFP/ 17/18 On the day after the Bavaria election in October: Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (right) and the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder will talk about the losses of the CSU. © Odd Andersen/AFP/ 18/18 Seehofer visited on Monday the new search – and expertise centre of the police in the city of Bautzen. There, he said: “I’m going to put the office of the party Chairman down – this decision was made.” © Monika Skolimowska/dpa

Seehofer was elected in 2008 for the first time, the CSU Chairman. From 2008 to March 2018, he was also the Bavarian Prime Minister – the position which he had to submit to pressure from his party to Söder. He remained chief of the CSU, and the new Covenant was at the same time, the Minister of the interior.

The Greens had demanded at the beginning of the week, also Seehofer’s resignation as a Minister: “Every day that Horst Seehofer, further to the Minister of the interior remains, is a day too much,” said group chief Katrin Göring-Eckardt to the daily mirror. Also the party leader of the Greens called for the resignation of Minister of the interior. “I think that Seehofer for the Wrong on the Post of interior Minister, which he has amply demonstrated over the last half of the year,” said Robert Habeck, the rbb radio station radio one.

retreat “not gone”

From the CSU, it was said, however, Seehofer could exercise the office of the Federal Minister of the interior, even without the party presidency. So Ex-party leader Edmund Stoiber of the Rheinische Post said, everyone had an indoor Egg Minister in a Cabinet of a special nfluss, because the internal security is a superior Good. The partial withdrawal of Seehofer’s was not, however, gone as well. “The departure from the policy is never easy, but ultimately, the desire for a generational change in the party was too big.” It’s not easy to find the right time.

The CSU district Association upper Palatinate, invited, meanwhile, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Söder to the succession. “From my point of view, it is now important that both top-of-functions – Prime Minister and party leader – again. I would hope that Markus Söder explained now as soon as possible, his candidacy for the presidency,” said the head of the CSU district Association and Bavarian Minister of Finance, Albert Füracker.

Manfred Weber had previously told the Handelsblatt that politicians like to be him, in any case, a confirmation for the post of party Chairman in the call for a strong Europe. A possible application, he will decide if Seehofer make the Item free. The office of the President of the European Commission have for him but is not a priority.

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