Party Chancellor Merkel Laschet intends to resign from CDU leadership | News from Germany about Germany | DW

The head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), which yielded to the Social Democrats in the parliamentary elections in Germany, Armin Laschet announced a restructuring of the party leadership. “We will quickly carry out the personnel renewal of the CDU – from the chairman to the presidium and the federal leadership,” Laschet said on Thursday, October 7, in Berlin.

According to Lashet, said during one of the internal party meetings, the renewal of both the leadership and the party itself will take place regardless of the status of the CDU in the next four years – the party can either go into opposition or enter the coalition government. In the event that the Christian parties CDU and CSU head the government, for which their chances have not yet been lost, Laschet is ready to resign from the post of Federal Chancellor. “The big Jamaica project should not collapse over one person,” he said, referring to a possible coalition involving the CDU / CSU, the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP).

Meanwhile, the Greens and Free Democrats have already begun probing talks on the possible formation of a coalition led by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). If these negotiations succeed, Social Democrat Olaf Scholz will become the German Chancellor. At the same time, FDP head Christian Lindner noted that a coalition of Free Democrats with Christian parties and the Greens remains a “viable option.”

Parliamentary elections in Germany 2021

On September 26, parliamentary elections were held in Germany. The voters of the Federal Republic of Germany elected the deputies of the 20th Bundestag. 76.6% of voters took part in the voting. The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) received the most votes (25.7%). The second place with 24.1% of the votes was taken by the bloc of parties the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU). The third and fourth positions are occupied by Soyuz 90 / Greens with 14.8% and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) with 11.5% of the vote.

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