In Germany, Mr. Rachette, who was elected leader of the largest ruling party for the continuation of the middle road line promoted by Chancellor Merkel, appealed for unity within the party and said that he would aim to win the federal election in September. Shown.
Germany's largest ruling center-right "Christian Democratic Union" has appealed to the new leader at a party convention held online on the 16th to continue the center-right line promoted by Chancellor Angela Merkel (59). Was elected.
Mr. Rachette, the chief minister of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, appealed for unity within the party following his election as leader and expressed his intention to win the federal election in September.
Chancellor Merkel (66) has announced that she will retire from politics after serving until the end of her term this fall, although her refugee acceptance policy has led to public opposition and forced her to retire from the party leader in 2018. doing.
Germany's major political parties have decided to make a candidate for the prime minister who will be the face of the election and face the parliamentary election, and the selection of a successor to Chancellor Merkel will be in full swing.
The next focus will be on whether Mr. Rachette will be selected as a candidate for prime minister of the unified parliamentary group by the "Christian Democratic Union" and sister parties.
Armin Laschet is 59 years old.
After serving as a member of the German Parliament and the European Parliament, he has been Chief Minister of the most populous western state of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2017.
He has a lot of political experience, is known as a coordinated type that emphasizes cooperation, and emphasizes himself as a "team player".
While there is a perception that Mr. Rachette lacks flashiness and strength, the continuation of the Merkel route that Mr. Rachette appeals to is becoming more uncertain due to the global epidemic of the new coronavirus, and many Germany Some people say that it is what the people are looking for.
The candidate for the prime minister of the unified parliamentary group
For the Bundestag elections to be held in September, the largest ruling party, the Christian Democratic Union, is a sister party that forms a unified parliamentary group and consults with the Christian Social Union, which is based in southern Bavarian State. You will choose a candidate for the prime minister who will be the face of.
The "Christian Democratic Union" has the highest approval rating among political parties, and if this momentum continues, it is highly likely that the candidate for the prime minister of the unified parliamentary group will become the next prime minister.
Normally, the leader of the large-scale "Christian Democratic Union" is selected as the candidate for prime minister, but it has been pointed out within the party that Mr. Rachette lacks strength as a candidate for prime minister.
Meanwhile, Mr. Söder (54), who is the leader of the sister party "Christian Social Union" and the prime minister of Bavaria, has shown strong leadership in responding to the new coronavirus and gained popularity, and there are voices that he has been waiting for as a candidate for prime minister. There is.
There is a possibility that a person other than Mr. Rachette will be selected as a candidate for prime minister.