German Christian Democrats rejected the change of procedure of election of the candidate for the post of the Federal Chancellor, which was required by the young members of the party.The Christian democratic Union (CDU) rejected the initiative to introduce a General vote of all members of the party’s candidate for the post of the Federal Chancellor. After long debates at the Congress of the Christian Democrats on Saturday, November 23, in Leipzig the vast majority of delegates voted against the respective proposals.
Secretary General of the CDU Paul Zimic (Paul Ziemiak) recommended to reject the petition for change of procedure of election of the candidate for the post of Federal Chancellor.
The youth wing called for changes to the procedure
Among those who advocated the total vote, was the youth organization Junge Union conservatives. Its leader Tilman Kuban (Kuban Tilman) before the vote was called to allow the election of candidates for the post of Chancellor all members of the party. Modern games need a similar involvement of its members in making important decisions, he said. In a similar vein, expressed a number of other proponents of a change in procedure.
According to AFP, such claims are considered to be a statement against the leader of the Christian Democrats and Minister of defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer (Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer), which in December 2018 was elected the party’s Chairman and was succeeded by Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel). In the CDU tradition, the head of the party becomes its candidate for the post of Chancellor at the next parliamentary elections.