Tensions between CDU and CSU: internal criticism, external loyalty? (Video)
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While there is rumbling in the Union after the election debacle, CDU boss Armin Laschet is honoring ex-CSU chairman Edmund Stoiber on Friday evening on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The current CSU boss Markus Söder is of course there too. However, a lot is happening in the Union at the moment. Before the first exploratory appointments with the Greens and the “desired partner” FDP, internal tensions rise. In the CDU, politicians express doubts about Laschet’s future role – and potential successors clash. In addition, there are nicks with the CSU almost every day. At the Stoiber celebration, Söder made his rhetorical point in terms of loyalty. “In difficult times, you tell yourself internally when something isn’t going. But externally, you stick together. And, by the way, I would like this community spirit to be permanently re-established in the CSU.” “The relationship between the CDU and the CSU is timeless, timelessly exciting. It always has been. Although I believe, despite everything, that in history, in the long history, I am one of the friendlier chairmen. We are always closely connected in the family, close connected, but we are still not twins, if I may say so, we each have their own area. ” Laschet picked up the ball, including a historical reference. “And to be honest, I wish, I also wish the Union that it stays that way, that we rub against each other, also fight with each other. And that we then pull ourselves together again.” “Even in the Spiegel affair, when the whole of Germany was working on Franz Josef Strauss, painting a distorted picture of him, the ranks were closed. And the more the attacks were, the more the Union stood together. Markus Söder also picked up on that . That would also be a good virtue for today: loyalty, internal criticism. ” The latter is at least abundant. In the Union there is now growing concern about a bad start to the Jamaica explorations, the first round of which is due on Sunday.