Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, on Friday in a tight runoff election newly elected CDU-Chairman, has ruled out in an Interview to be a member of the government team of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“I am for election as party Chairman started, because I want to stand for separate positions of the European Union. I don’t need integration into the Cabinet,” she told the “Saarbrücker Zeitung”. Also applicable: “On the composition of the Cabinet, the Chancellor shall decide, and the Cabinet is complete.”

The Thuringian CDU land chief Mike Mohring had spoken in favour of Kramp-Karrenbauer should accept a Ministerial post. “It’s about to take influence on the things to be decided,” said Mohring on Saturday. “And it will be decided at the Cabinet table.”

economic liberal challenge to Go on Merz

Kramp-Karrenbauer had set on Friday in a runoff election on the Hamburg CDU party Congress against the party of rights and former CDU parliamentary leader in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz. To be made their Secretary-General, the Chairman of the Junge Union, Paul Ziemiak.

Paul Ziemiak, Secretary General and party leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: new Duo of leaders of the CDU

After the vote, the CDU-Chairman, in the case of less than 50 percent for the new party leader voted in, is now kindled a debate about the unity of the CDU. Carsten Linnemann, the representative of the liberal wing of the party, for Merz, demanded that the new Chairman Kramp-Karrenbauer must now go quickly to Merz. Linnemann expressed the hope that Merz will support the CDU.

Also from the States of Thuringia and Saxony claims came to Merz, he may continue to invest for the CDU. “Friedrich Merz, has to help us, I am looking very much to it. He enjoys very much the sympathy and consent from the local people at the grassroots,” said Thuringia’s CDU chief Mohring. The Saxon Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer (CDU), stressed: “Friedrich Merz is invited, of course. I would be pleased if he would come and intervene in the election campaign.”

Schäuble warns of “revenge” of the Merz-bearing

unlike Kramp-Karrenbauer, who had resigned as Minister-President of Saarland in favour of the Parteiamts of the Secretary-General, had Merz his highly-doped features in the financial sector for the duration of the party’s internal election campaign, only to rest. To his future, he expressed so far.

After the election, Kramp cart Builder, President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble has called on the various camps of his party to accept the democratic rules of the game. “Whoever seeks now to return the game, or even revenge, is wrong. So democracy is not,” he said of the “image”. Schäuble had used before the election for the candidate of Merz.

The chair itself looks in terms of content, no major differences between itself and the inferior Merz, as well as the in the first ballot, former Minister of health, Jens Spahn. In the ARD-show “Anne,” said Will, Kramp-Karrenbauer on late Sunday evening: “It has a lot to do with habit, a lot of who started what.”


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