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Wegner candidacy : Frank Steffel sees the Berlin CDU in front of the existence question

A day after the candidacy of Kai Wegner's for the country, Chairman of the Berlin CDU to be Frank Steffel has criticised his party colleagues to be sharp. "Th

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Wegner candidacy : Frank Steffel sees the Berlin CDU in front of the existence question

A day after the candidacy of Kai Wegner's for the country, Chairman of the Berlin CDU to be Frank Steffel has criticised his party colleagues to be sharp. "The fall of Monika Grütters would be a serious political mistake, and it would reduce the Electoral prospects of the Berlin CDU dramatically," said Steffel, with a view to the potential fight of candidacy between incumbent Grütters and Challenger Wegner. He described her audience as "a stroke of luck for the Berlin CDU" and said: "your party has the best chance to be the strongest force in Berlin. It would be a huge mistake to squander this Chance."

"existence" of the CDU is in question

Steffel, who was recently resigned after 18 years in office as Chairman of the reinickendorfer the CDU and the office was handed over to his successor, Frank Balzer, said the decision between Grütters and Wegner for the "existence question of the party for the next seven years." Under Wegner, an electoral defeat of the CDU in the year 2021, and thus the continuation of the opposition period to the year 2026, Steffel threat. A selection of staff in the "backroom deals" that recognizes Steffel in the candidacy Wegner's, "hurt the party", the long-time Deputy party Chairman and former CDU mayor candidate Steffel.

just like Wegner Steffel of the CDU group in the Bundestag belongs to. Unlike the CDU district chief Steffel was financially independent, as he himself emphasized. Already on Tuesday, the CDU members had expressed behind their hands, the presumption is that Wegner is running for the country presidency, in order to be in the Bundestag to secure a mandate. Evidence that Wegner's daily mirror-does not wish to take according to the information 2021, as a mayor candidate of the CDU, what the hell is this not wanted to comment on.

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controversy over members of the decision

Meanwhile, between the Bearings dispute about how the future Chairman to be determined to reigns order. Grütters made it clear on Tuesday that it will want in any case to run. They suggested that the CDU-members decide, and the selection process for regional conferences and to prepare, on the candidate the base could imagine.

Steffel supported the proposal and said: "The decision about how the party set up in terms of personnel, should meet the members. I don't see why that should not be possible." With a view to the reasoning of the Wegner-camp, of the articles of Association of the national Association has not been referred to, and which provides for a membership referendum, said Steffel: "With a Statute, trick this vote should not be prevented."

talks between Grütters and Wegner

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combat the candidacy of Kai Wegner, a challenge to Berlin's CDU leader Grütters

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Against the Backdrop of an escalating conflict between the various Camps there were on Wednesday signals of de-escalation. Currently there is between the two candidates, "good and constructive" talks, BelTA learned from the environment Wegner's. Both have an interest in developing a "good and viable solution". The common goal of the two it is, "2021 the red-and-replace red-green coalition". Personally neither Wegner nor Grütters for a Statement was reached.

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