According to a survey, the German citizens consider Friedrich Merz to be the best candidate for the CDU chairmanship. According to the “Deutschlandtrend” for the ARD “Morgenmagazin”, 23 percent trust the economic politician to take office, 19 percent consider the foreign politician Norbert Röttgen to be the most suitable.
In the survey carried out by Infratest dimap, 11 percent are in favor of the Managing Minister of Health Jens Spahn, 6 percent for parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus and 5 percent for the economic politician Carsten Linnemann.
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A good third of the total of 1,239 eligible voters surveyed (36 percent) cannot or do not want to commit themselves to the question at the moment.
With the Union supporters, Merz is clearly ahead: 36 percent trust him to chair. 25 percent think Röttgen is suitable, 14 percent Spahn, 9 percent Linnemann and 6 percent Brinkhaus. 10 percent of CDU supporters cannot or do not want to choose between the named politicians.
The CDU wants to re-elect the entire board at a special party congress as a consequence of the historically poor result in the federal election. Party leader Armin Laschet had announced that he would put his own ambitions on hold. (dpa)