CSU chief Markus Söder has fueled speculation about a new filling of ministerial posts in Berlin and has not ruled out a change of CSU ministers in the federal government. The party must show in some places beyond the content "that our claim will go beyond 2021," said the Prime Minister of Bavaria during the exam of the CSU parliamentary group in the Upper Bavarian Seeon monastery.
For an election to be successful, it is crucial to generate more momentum, said Söder: "I will make my contribution as CSU boss alongside the reorganization of the content." This includes the need for additional personnel. "The survey values of individual people are always a yardstick for us," said the Bavarian Prime Minister.
The Augsburger Allgemeine reported that the CSU chief wanted to exchange Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer and Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer. "Both are only a burden for the CSU," quotes the newspaper from party circles.
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According to reports, however, it has not yet been decided when a cabinet reshuffle in the federal government could actually take place. The new CSU ministers would need enough time to generate new momentum for the upcoming Bundestag election, which is due in 2021 at the latest. It can be heard from the CSU that the development in the surveys will only partially determine the timing.
A survey published by the Bavarian Radio on Wednesday had shown that Bavaria was very dissatisfied with the three CSU ministers in the federal government. Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer is at the bottom, who only gets 16 percent approval and is also responsible for the toll debacle in an investigation committee. Development Minister Gerd Müller did slightly better with 27 percent and Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer with 39 percent. Scheuer is the only one that is mostly critically evaluated by CSU supporters. 52 percent of Bavaria are in favor of a reshuffle.
The party leaders therefore make federal politics above all responsible for the 36 percent survey value of the CSU in Bavaria: "This survey is a clear average of the political situation in the federal government and in Bavaria," said Secretary General Markus Blume. He referred to the high approval ratings for Söder and the state government. "It is clear to see that the challenges lie in the Federal Government. We can and must increase there." At the same time, the CSU general secretary said: "The Greens are and will remain our main competitor."
The Greens in Bavaria are now getting 25 percent approval - after 17.6 percent in the recent state election. This is followed by free voters and AfD with ten each and the SPD with seven percent.