▷ Prime Minister-designate advises the CDU and CSU on couples therapy

22.10.2021 – 05:00

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung

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The designated North Rhine-Westphalian CDU leader and Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst wants to put cooperation in the Union on a new footing after the historic defeat in the Bundestag election. “I think that in future the CDU and CSU should meet at least once a year with their board members. We need another bracket in addition to the joint parliamentary group in order to get back together with the sister party,” said Wüst of the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, which is published in Essen “(WAZ, Friday edition).

Despite the months of public disputes between the failed Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet and CSU boss Markus Söder, Wüst does not believe in going separate ways in the future: “In the end, the CDU and CSU were always a strong bond, but now they have to work on their relationship: rather to the couples therapist than to the divorce attorney. “

Wüst called for a new team spirit in the Union after the CDU’s worst ever Bundestag election result: “The new beginning begins in dealing with one another. It hurt many party members in the soul to see how unsanitary some in the Union’s leadership recently worked against each other.”

In addition to a quick clarification of Laschet’s successor in the CDU federal chairmanship, the designated NRW Prime Minister called for substantive improvements: “At the federal level, the CDU must work more programmatically again and give clearer Christian Democratic answers to the questions of the time.” Wüst complained “that during Angela Merkel’s long term as chancellor the CDU defined itself too strongly solely through government action”. The party must stay alive alongside the government and be open to people’s everyday concerns.

The 46-year-old NRW transport minister is to be elected head of the NRW CDU at the state party conference in Bielefeld on Saturday and will also be elected the new prime minister next Wednesday in the state parliament with a narrow majority of the CDU and FDP.

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