for the election of the party Chairman was Friedrich Merz just below. Nevertheless, it should be in the CDU involved. The wish of many top politicians. Merz itself is adorned with a positioning.
The election to the CDU presidency, he has lost - on-Board Friedrich Merz to remain still. In the party leadership but the General Consensus is that Merz is involved in the party work. Prior to the first meeting of the CDU Executive Committee under the new Chairman, Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer, party Vice Armin Laschet said it was important "that the thoughts, the ideas put forward by Friedrich Merz, the agenda of the CDU. I hope that he remains visible."
Saxony's Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer, Merz called important people for the party, enjoy a lot of trust. Similar to Thuringia's CDU-in-chief Mike Mohring said. The Prime Minister of Hesse Volker Bouffier expressed cautious: "Oh, let's see. that is a matter for the Chairman and by Mr Merz. I think in a good conversation."
Kramp-Karrenbauer to Merz (re.) in the party work.Personal interview with Kramp-Karrenbauer
According to information of the "Bild"newspaper, there was already a conversation between Kramp-Karrenbauer and Merz, they would have a further cooperation agreed. Both had been agreed that the CDU had to be conducted in accordance with the vote at the party is now together again, reported the "Bild" relying on the environment of the two politicians. Merz offered his help, but stay engaged in business.
The interview took place accordingly, on Thursday in Kramp cart Builder's office and lasted for one and a half hours. At the end of January there should be a further Meeting. Also already after the first ballot, eliminated candidates, Jens Spahn, Kramp-karrenbauer want to work closely together.