Berlin (dpa) – At the beginning of the super election year 2021, CSU boss Markus Söder has sworn the union or common ground. “We will do everything for a strong cooperation with the CDU,” said the Bavarian Prime Minister on Wednesday at the start of the retreat of the CSU regional group in Berlin. The aim must be to develop strength for new ideas through as much common ground as possible.
Söder emphasized that it was good that the CDU would now elect a new party leader in the coming week. Afterwards, it is important that the CDU meet behind its new chairman so that the important state elections can then be passed as well as possible. Then the right time is for the two chairmen of the CSU and CDU to submit a proposal for the Chancellor candidate. It is also important, however, that the Union programmatically adjust to the challenges of the time and not give old answers to new questions.
With a view to the federal election on September 26th, Söder stated that he still sees the Greens as the biggest competitor for “1st place”. A black-green alliance could ultimately inspire politics and be very interesting for many. “But a lot has to happen for that,” said Söder. Currently the Greens are not able to form a coalition for the Union on the basis of their party congress resolutions. In addition, the Greens would have to clarify for themselves whether they were even interested in such a coalition.
Because of the Corona crisis, the traditional winter retreat of the CSU state group in the Bundestag is taking place in Berlin this year and not in Seeon Abbey not far from Lake Chiemsee. Some guests are personally present in the Congress Center at Alexanderplatz and others are connected digitally. Talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann are planned for Thursday.
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