"I can go to the party congress at any time, and I am very confident that I will win when I hear the feedback from the regional associations," Laschet told the "Bild-Zeitung" (Monday edition). He is not impressed by bad polls.
“There are polls, I'm behind, there are polls, I'm ahead. A politician who acts according to polls rarely acts responsibly. ”Laschet vigorously contradicted the accusations of his competitor Friedrich Merz that the party conference had been postponed from December to January in order to improve his chances. The construction of a conspiracy in this context with a view to electoral opportunities has "something strange" and lies far beyond the reality of the people.
Laschet said on relevant statements by Merz: "He may say what he wants."