3739 days of the conclusion of: Horst Seehofer, has resigned as Chairman of the CSU. “I give today the office, but it stays with me a fervent heart for my political family, the CSU,” said the 69-Year-old.
The CSU have made in the past ten years, since he went to the office, good policy and great successes to be celebrated, so Seehofer. The CSU is a “bear-strong people’s party”.
That he could be Chairman of this party, think of it as a “great gift in my life”. He also expressed a last wish as a party leader: “do not Despise me the little people”.
Small people were those of “righteous citizens” who “live in their responsibilities for family and partnership in education and career, children and by your commitment to volunteering is far more than your duty would be to do”.
CSU plans structural renewal with Söder and Weber
the Meeting of some 900 delegates in the Small Olympic hall marked at the same time also the starting point for the CSU major in a European election year, and officially opens their structural renewal.
For the Saturday lunch is provided for the election of the Minister-President of Bavaria, Markus Söder, as the successor of Seehofer in the office of CSU leaders.
For weeks, Seehofer and Söder speak of an urgent Reform of the party as a reaction to the recent bad results in the elections in 2017 and 2018. Both in the Federal as well as in the country, the CSU has had to cope with layers of painful defeats, including the loss of the absolute majority in the Bavarian Landtag.
A cause for the entry of the AfD in the Landtag of Bavaria “in certain conditions, which were not set primarily in Munich,” said Seehofer, with reference to Federal politics in Berlin.
The necessary balancing act had not been beneficial, said Seehofer, without the dispute with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on its migration policy.
model of the CSU center for Seehofer as a farewell gift
The Alternative would be but with even greater damage to the Union have been connected, namely, the cleavage of the “Brotherhood” of the CSU and the CDU. It Seehofer spoke explicitly as a guest, present Chairman of the Union faction in the Bundestag, Ralph brinkhaus (CDU).
CSU General Secretary Markus Blume announced a new cooperation of the Union. 2019 will be a year of unity in the CSU, “but also the new Common ground between the CDU and the CSU,” he said at the start of the election party rally. He particularly highlighted the importance of the European elections end of may.
in parting, flower, handed over a model of the CSU-Central to Seehofer, has a passion for model Railways. The outgoing CSU chief thanked him and said that he would probably want to at the sight of this model in the coming weeks and months to move. Söder was not on it. Instead, he suggested Seehofer in his speech as honorary Chairman of the party.
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