Michael Kretschmer (46, CDU) does not want to run for the successor to Armin Laschet (60, CDU) in the office of party leader.

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.

Michael Kretschmer (46, CDU) does not want to run for the successor to Armin Laschet (60, CDU) in the office of party leader. © Jan Woitas / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa

“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”.

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