Candidacy for the CDU presidency Three points are particularly important for Kramp-Karrenbauer
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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer spoke for the first time in Berlin on her candidacy for the CDU presidency. He does not want to do a "election campaign". He wants to put three points at the center of party work if he succeeds Merkel.
Ssecurity, sense of home and ensuring prosperity: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to place these three points at the center of her work if she is elected chairman of the CDU. This was made clear to the Secretary-General of the Christian Democrats on Wednesday morning in Berlin when she first published her candidacy for the succession of Angela Merkel.
The party has to deal with the question of how to shape security: "How can we restore confidence in this state?" For Kramp-Karrenbauer this is a question that always arises in a European context "because we live in an open Europe" . If positive statistics are not reflected in people's feelings, security policy has "lost little". At the same time, however, he made it clear: "Confidence in internal security is not gained by loud sounds."
Although immigration is not the number one issue, Married Katholikon continues. But the matter is there. In 2015 it can not be reversed, Kramp-Karrenbauer said, and was so obviously seated by her competitor for Jens Spahn's presidency of the party. You have to deal with it. In any case, in 2015 it should not be repeated.
Another duty of politics should be to explain to the citizens what "holds us" and how people in Germany could feel at home. "We need a joint commitment that keeps us," Saarland's former prime minister said. Equally important are clear rules.
There is a sense of alienation, the question of cohesion is a question of "social cohesion" of the rural and urban space, but also a question of the new diversity of society. Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to give answers to these questions mainly from C in the name of the party, thus orienting Christian values.
The 56-year-old has highlighted economic policy as the third most important item on its agenda. It is about securing the current prosperity in Germany for the future. The economy must remain competitive, which will be particularly difficult in terms of digitization. The "very important question" is how the social market economy in digitization can serve people.
Kramp-Karrenbauer stood out from Merkel saying he can not continue a season arbitrarily but can not cancel it. "Every time she has her challenges." But the successor is always on the shoulders of his predecessors. Decisive is what you do new and better.
The party wants to significantly boost Kramp-Karrenbauer in the balance of power with the government. In recent years, it has often been the case that the government decided and the CDU accepted it afterwards, with or without resistance, Kramp-Karrenbauer said. "We have to reverse the processes." Placement must first take place at the party. Only then could the parliamentary group bring this position to government action, the CDU chief secretary said.
The first months of the big coalition were "Lead Time"
Kramp-Karrenbauer called for the first few months of the black-and-red coalition to be a "lead time". During her weekly party tour she felt the members' disappointment about what the CDU, the CSU and the SPD in Berlin should answer.
After the CDU party conference in December, Kramp-Karrenbauer no longer wants to be general secretary of her party. "My job as a secretary will definitely end at the conference," he said. The change from Saarland to Berlin was "one of the most difficult, one of the most important but one of the best decisions" ever made.
Kramp-Karrenbauer has been submitted by its national association in Saarland as a candidate for the CDU's presidency. He is considered a candidate for the successor to the leader of the Merkel party. Several applicants are given opportunities only to prominent candidates: These are next to the Federal Minister for Health Kramp-Karrenbauer Spahn and the former leader of the Union's Friedrich Merz. While former Saarland prime minister is known as Merkel's confidant, Shawn and Merge could lead the CDU to a more conservative course.
The contest for the party chairmanship should not be a "disastrous competition," which left the CDU weakened, Kramp-Karrenbauer said. If he wins, he wants Spahn and Merz to continue working for the party.