Bavaria’s Premier, Markus Söder, is running for election to lead the Christian Democratic Union / Christian Social Union in the Bundestag elections in September. The head of the German Christian Democrats met this afternoon to discuss the succession of Chancellor Merkel.
This led to a conflict between Christian Social Union leader Sudhir and CDU leader Armin Laschet, who is also prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Söder’s nomination has been hinted at for several months, but the Bavarian prime minister has yet to formally run for the position. Today, they both gave a presentation at the party’s summit, as the two laid out their future plans for Germany.
In a press conference after the meeting, Söder said he and Chetan are “capable,” but we need to consider who has the best chances of winning the election. He said that the party leadership has not been chosen yet.
Soder is more popular, Lachit more party support
Followers of German politics assume that Söder will lose to Laschet, who has more support in the party. “Moreover, the CDU is larger than the Bavarian CSU in Söder, so it would make more sense if Laschet won,” says NOS reporter Judith van de Holzbeek. CSU leader like Candidate for the position of President of the University It has happened before, but it is nonetheless extremely exceptional.
On the other hand, Soder is more popular with the audience. In a recent poll, only 19 percent of all Germans said Lachit would be a good candidate. 54 percent said Soder was a good candidate. Söder is also more popular with union voters, as it is called the CDU / CSU.