The candidate for the CDU presidency, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has called on her party to unite after the decision on the appointment of the top post on Friday. It is important that the CDU “is closed”, said the current CDU-Secretary General in the ZDF morning magazine. This is a task for all.

Sure, see President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) on the same page, said Kramp-Karrenbauer, with a view to his statement, he was Friedrich Merz as the new party chief. The former Finance Minister had been criticised. Kramp-Karrenbauer said, it is not surprising that Schäuble advocated for Merz. He already sympathizes in front of the candidacy of the Ex-Faction leader. “That he does in public that is their right – others have taken for other people also.” For Kramp-Karrenbauer had rejected the then Minister of economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier.

The CDU selects on Friday at their Congress in Hamburg, a successor or a successor of Angela Merkel, which gives to the party chairmanship after 18 years. In addition to Kramp-Karrenbauer and Merz, Minister of health, Jens Spahn is running. “I wouldn’t put it past me, I would like to take on this leadership of the CDU,” said Spahn, the TV station phoenix. In the event of a defeat, he wanted to remain “on the Team”.

distancing himself from Merz

Kramp-Karrenbauer put before a substantive accent and demanded relief for Beneficiaries and recipients of small pensions. “I want to focus on small pensions and the old rule of ‘More net from gross’ apply,” she said of the world.

This should be recognised in the contributions to health and nursing care insurance. According to the report, these contributions, with pensions of up to 500 Euro to be paid completely from the pension insurance. For the financing of Kramp wants to pull-karrenbauer control means. With the requirement to you is by Merz, of the had proposed to encourage the private supplementary pension cover through share for tax purposes.

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