Armin Laschet, prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia has been elected as the new president of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU), news agencies reported on Saturday. At the two-day online conference that began Friday, Laschet, a champion of the continuation of Merkel’s politics, Frederick Mears, a believer in traditional conservative politics, won 466 votes, and third-party environmentalist Norbert Röttgen was excluded in the first round of the vote.
Armin Lash said it we wroteIt represents continuity: the party under his leadership can remain in the middle and continue the path that Merkel set. Seasoned politician, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state.
It aims to modernize the party, make it more acceptable to young people, and involve more women in party management. One of his important allies is Health Minister Jens Spahn, one of the youngest prominent politicians in the country. For a long time, Laschet seemed the obvious choice after Angriet Kramp-Karenbauer resigned, but she lost much of her popularity due to her handling of the pandemic and some also found her English language skills incomplete, so she was not considered suitable for running Europe’s largest economy.
Angela Merkel announced in 2018 that she would resign from the leadership of the CDU and would not run for the German chancellery again. Today’s CDU election winner, Armin Laschet, will also have a good chance of being the chancellor’s candidate for the largest German party, so he could be the next leader of Germany if he wins the election. Under his leadership, the Jamaican coalition has the best chance: the CDU will likely partner with the Greens and the Liberals.
Additionally, CSU’s sister leader Marcus Söder, and according to some sources, Health Minister Jens Spahn also has a chance to run for the position of chancellor.
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Lachette in 1979 when he was 18 years old a high school student Join CDU. From 2001 to 2012, he was the head of the CDU Aachen district. After the 2008 elections, he joined the Executive Committee of the CDU National Authority.
Laschet was elected the eleventh Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia on June 27, 2017, by votes from the Grand Coalition of the Christian Democratic Union and the Democratic Party of Democrats, and he obtained the necessary votes in the first round of the parliamentary vote.
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