CDU presidency candidates are exchanging blows

Junge Union, about dts
Junge Union, about dts
The members of the Junge Union have been voting since this Saturday evening on their favorites for the CDU chairmanship and thus the successor to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

The vote among the JU members was preceded by a discussion between the three applicants for the head of the party. Former parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz argued, among other things, for a flexible retirement age, cross-departmental sustainability and promoting digitization in schools.

NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet put the focus on the advantages of educational federalism and the achievements of his NRW state government. Foreign politician and ex-environment minister Norbert Röttgen, on the other hand, demanded a complete renewal of his party, advocated a federal digital ministry and promoted more European cooperation.