almost 90 minutes had spoken Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer. First urgently, then, increasingly soporific you had your personal Vision for a renewed Christian democracy and a renewed Germany is outlined. Suddenly, a dramatic final point that changed the entire dynamics of the party tags followed.
"If you don't think my way is the right", she spoke to the 1000 delegates at the Leipzig exhibition hall directly, "then let it speak to us today and then let us today stop. The here and now and today." Break. "But if you are of the opinion that we should go this way together, then let us here and now and today the A?sleeves roll up and start." Kramp-Karrenbauer, a year ago, just as the successor of Angela Merkel to the top of the CDU be elected and since then fierce criticism question the Trust.
Seven-minute standing ovation
The answer came as a shock: The room applauded and rose to his feet, and only stopped seven minutes later. Kramp-Karrenbauer stood there in her cobalt blue pants suit visibly moved, summed up again and again and repaid the confidence with a kiss hands. "The applause shows that Today is not made final, Annegret," concluded the host, Michael Kretschmer, the Saxon Prime Minister.
Who also liked always, in media, or delegates to the cherished expectation in the CDU, a coup was imminent, was equal to the kick-off taught. After the appeal of the Chief politicians of the Junge Union and the economic wing, which they had criticized earlier, sharp entered into a three-hour debate, speakers to speakers to the podium and stood ostentatiously behind you – including.
Even Friedrich Merz, praised his rival, specifically for their "combative, courageous, and forward-pointing" speech. In contrast to the SPD, the CDU was loyal, "to our Chairman and to our government". At the same time, Merz made clear that the true decision is pending, in a year – if Kramp-Karrenbauer and as Chancellor candidate for the parliamentary election in 2021 chosen wants to be. The next 12 months, called Merz a "year of preparation". He got intensely involved. It was a promise that could find his adversary as a threat.
Kramp-Karrenbauer, so delegate, said afterwards had United the party, although again, in fact she had won but only a little bit of time. And even this advantage could soon turn out to be a Chimera: it Should choose the SPD in a week, the government's opponents, Norbert Walter-Borjans, and Saskia esque to the new Chairman and the party will terminate in two weeks, the coalition with the CDU and the CSU, would break out of the battle for the leadership of the party immediately in the utmost sharpness.
A close Confidant of Merz found Kramp cart Builder, "rhetorical Trick" with the question of Confidence effective. "However, you can apply it just Once." That you have not chosen a party Convention at which their election was not on the program, reveal their weakness. "In terms of 2020, it does not improve your situation." The Saar countries stuck in the trap. "Actually, you would have to profile the CDU against the government – against Merkel. But because she sits as defense Minister, even in the Cabinet, can't she. It has tied the hands."
Merkel's long goodbye
Angela Merkel took part in the annual meeting of her party, almost as a guest under other part. In her greeting she noted that she had just been on this day 14 years ago, for the first time, the Chancellor elected. Not in the wildest Dreams you would have imagined at the time, to be nearly four terms in office later. You the party that you've always worn thanked. The CDU delegates owed it to her with warm applause and a standing ovation. A bit of farewell with the sound already.
Created: 22.11.2019, 19:27 PM