After his defeat in the race for the party presidency of the CDU-politician Merz gets a task: He is to advise the party on economic issues. Prior to that, he had brought as a Minister into the game.
CDU-Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has agreed in a telephone conversation with your losing candidate in the struggle for the party Chairman, Friedrich Merz, on his involvement in the party work. As the party leader has confirmed, to Merz a member in an existing Commission of experts to the social market economy. In addition, he is to accompany to lead the topic of "the future of transatlantic relations". This should be after the European elections in may, to a content-related focus of the party. Also the process for the creation of the new CDU basic programme, he will be involved.
Merz had lost in a vote at the Federal party at the beginning of December, almost against Kramp-karrenbauer. Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote on Twitter that she was happy that Merz will contribute its experience and expertise in matters of economic and financial policies.the darling of the liberal
Particularly of the liberal and conservative wings of the CDU had requested, Merz, the CDU-party work. The suggestive deterioration in the economic data required a change of course in economic and financial policy, had told the Secretary-General of the CDU economic Council, Wolfgang Steiger. The CDU had to give a persuasive human how to reply on the substance. "For this is the inclusion of Friedrich Merz is a very important key."
Merz could significantly contribute to the distinctness of the other parties and to stabilize the people's parties.