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The battle for Berlin, the CDU-Chairman : The policy of the Kai Wegner

For 20 years the native of Spandau, a former insurance salesman, Kai Wegner the mixes in the Berlin CDU vigorously. Six state Chairman of the Union, by Eberhard

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The battle for Berlin, the CDU-Chairman : The policy of the Kai Wegner

For 20 years the native of Spandau, a former insurance salesman, Kai Wegner the mixes in the Berlin CDU vigorously. Six state Chairman of the Union, by Eberhard Diepgen to Monika Grütters, he has since survived politically. So far, a man in the second row, the supple and determined in the intra-party game of the great powers, is always found on the strategically important Items.

Now, the 46-year-old member of Parliament, as it appears, the time has come to accept the leadership of the capital-CDU. Wegner has completed a classic party career. In 1989, he joined the CDU, was a year later, the country head of the student Union, and moved in 1994 to the peak of the Junge Union Berlin.

First of all, as Vice-Chairman, in 2000, he took over the leadership of the youth organization, and was elected in the same year, to the Deputy country head of the CDU. He was a member of the house of representatives. In 2001, the former CDU parliamentary leader Klaus a script and made the Spandauer party friend to one of his deputies.

Successful puppet master

A sign of the taper should be the other innovators and Deputy group leaders were: Monika Grütters, Frank Steffel and Michael brown. Of course, Wegner has always had a solid foothold in the CDU, first as a Deputy district chief and, since 2005, as the undisputed President of the County Association. A real puppet master, who had already worked successfully in it, to unseat the long-time CDU land Chairman Eberhard Diepgen.

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order The intra-party Chaos in the Wake of the Berlin Bank scandal and the collapse of the Grand coalition Wegner took advantage of a determination to strengthen his own Position. To send at that time in Alliance with the new CDU parliamentary leader Frank Steffel, whose top candidate for the Berlin election of 2001 also led to Wegner vigorously – against the wishes of the Federal CDU, whose Ex-party chief, Wolfgang Schäuble, into the race.

Since 2005, the man from Spandau also makes Federal policy

In the case of the election, the Union of the citizens of Berlin was sent in the Opposition and it was time for Wegner to find a new field of activity. He was a candidate for the Bundestag. In 2002, unsuccessfully, however, since 2005, the man from Spandau also makes Federal policy.

As a right-arming political opponents taunted him. But Wegner remained flexible, even sought the conversation with the Green and called as a city representative of the CDU and social-liberal profile. Then again he insisted on "conservative values". In 2003, wanted to make him the new CDU land chief Joachim Zeller to make his Secretary-General, however, Wegner fell through at the Congress two Times.

a few years later, it paid off for him, the group of the influential Frank Steffel to be faithful remained. The group also young man, Frank Henkel. The took over in 2008, the leadership of the hopelessly divided Berlin, the CDU and made Wegner three years later, the Secretary-General.

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