Munich (dpa) - The CSU excludes entry into a green-black coalition at the federal level.

“We bet on victory and don't play on the pitch.

I would rule out a junior role for the Union in a future federal government, ”said CSU General Secretary Markus Blume to“ Münchner Merkur ”(Saturday).

With a view to the strongly sagging polls of the Union, Blume said: «In the last few weeks we have sometimes heard that surveys are not so important.

I am confident that Armin Laschet will manage to turn it around. "

The current polls by pollsters see the Greens with their Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock as the strongest political force, in some cases well ahead of the Union.

Before the decision on the candidate question, the CSU had argued in favor of NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) that its applicant Markus Söder had significantly better poll results than Laschet and that the union with Söder had better chances of being elected.

Blume was relieved that CDU Chancellor candidate Laschet decided to move to Berlin regardless of the outcome of the election.

“One thing is clear to us: Anyone who is on the list today will also go to Berlin.

A little faking - the voter does not accept that. "

It is right that Armin Laschet made that clear.


For his own party, Blume indicated that the head of the CSU in the Bundestag, Alexander Dobrindt, should head the list for the federal election.

"Alexander Dobrindt as the regional group chairman is certainly predestined - he would be our natural top candidate," said Blume of the newspaper.

The CSU general secretary also protested against the instructions of the CDU politician Friedrich Merz that the CSU had to score at least 40 percent in the federal election.

"I admire Friedrich Merz's self-confidence," he said.

“I note with interest that it should be the CDU's new miracle weapon, like Kirchhoff and others in the past.

I don't see a boost in the polls yet. "

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