The CDU party leader is under pressure. The Junge Union wants to vote at the party congress in Leipzig on a primary election of the Chancellor candidate. And Friedrich Merz announces his criticism of the grand coalition.
But the party congress could also be an opportunity for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The Saarländerin held her best speeches so far on CDU party congresses: In her election as secretary-general, she convinced the delegates in February 2018 and achieved the best result of all previous CDU secretaries-general. The race for the party presidency in December 2018, she also decided thanks to their speaker qualities for themselves.
In addition to the eagerly awaited speeches by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Friedrich Merz, the party congress is also groundbreaking in terms of content. The delegates want to debate about the future program. The Christian Democrats want to position themselves above all for digitization and the market economy.
All events and classifications for the CDU party convention can be found in our live blog.