The answer about the true heir to Merkel should be obvious. After all, the CDU/CSU coalition that Merkel has been leading for some 16 years has a clear candidate of its own. However, the outgoing chancellor’s last speech in the German Bundestag shows that the question is more complicated than one might think. The farewell […]
Politician Armin Laschet defends Germany’s interests – even at the cost of fundamental values – but also appreciates Poland’s relevance, writes foreign columnist of “Rzeczpospolita” daily Jędrzej Bielecki
By betting on Armin Laschet as its leader, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of Germany has most likely sealed its future election defeat, writes political scientist and philosopher Marek A. Cichocki
CDU has elected a Pole with conservative views to be the new Secretary General of the party. A few years ago Paul Ziemiak said that “anyone who believes that Sharia law is more important than the German constitution is not in need of integration training but prison”, reports Piotr Jendroszczyk.
1,001 CDU delegates are set to elect their new chairman and they will choose from three quite different candidates. The vote is of the utmost importance as it could shape German politics more than the Bundestag elections.
The Germans are already aware of their problem: they give too much free of charge, which attracts the masses from developing countries. But instead of limiting their generosity, they encourage other states to adopt their standards so that they are not alone.
German chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed she won’t seek re-election in the CDU and also announced that in 2021 she’ll give up her parliamentary seat as well. This is the consequence of the unsuccessful results of the conservatives in the regional elections.
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