Clear words from Dresden! Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (46, CDU) does not want to run for Armin Laschet’s successor in the office of party leader.
Dresden – Clear words! Saxony Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (46, CDU) does not want to run for Laschet’s successor as party leader.
“I will remain loyal to Saxony,” said the 46-year-old Saxon Newspaper. In addition to the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther (48), and the Saarland, Tobias Hans (43), Kretschmer was treated as a possible candidate to succeed Armin Laschet (60).
“I have an important task in Saxony that I not only have to fulfill, but want to fulfill,” said Kretschmer. He wants to continue to advance the country until 2024 in a “difficult alliance”, as he described the coalition of the CDU, Greens and SPD ruling Saxony.
However, Kretschmer left it open whether he would be considered for a CDU deputy.
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“I can imagine participating in the reorganization of the CDU,” said Kretschmer. “But that depends on the people who are in front.”
He does not see a clear favorite for the party chairmanship at the moment, said the CDU politician.
“It is now not just a question of someone coming to the top of the CDU who not only represents our bourgeois-conservative values in the best possible way,” but who stands for a “strong and modern approach to the future”.