Merkel expressed confidence that Laschet will become the new Chancellor of Germany
Merkel, in her speech, emphasized that as head of government, she kept as far away from party-political issues as possible after resigning from the presidency of the CDU in 2018. Now, however, we are talking about the fight for victory in the elections. During his tenure as chancellor, the euro crisis and energy transition showed how important it is for the CDU / CSU to lead the federal government.
According to experts, with the appearance at a rally in Berlin of Chancellor Merkel, Premier of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet, as well as Premier of Bavaria Markus Seder (CSU), Christian Democrats hope to turn the tide of a difficult election campaign.
In polls, the CDU / CSU (23 percent) have recently lost ground, while the SPD (21 percent) has gained momentum and bypassed the Greens (17), coming into second place. Due to the poor ratings on Lashet, the pressure in the party is growing. Colleagues urge him to “do his best”, ARD TV reports.