BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s Chancellor’s Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on behalf of her party’s lawmakers on Friday as they tried to overturn a “depressing election,” and asked what their left-wing opponent was looking for.
Armin Laschet has been appointed by Merkel’s Union to succeed her after 16 years in office.
But he also faced questions about the infighting within his party as the September 26 parliamentary elections approach. Recent polls show that the Union is moving in the midst of a central Democratic Democrat, backed by the popularity of the candidate, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz.
“As chancellor, I want to reduce risks and ensure security,” said Laschet, ambassador to Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia. “The Union’s security expertise and expertise,” he added, boasted that he had applied the “principle of zero tolerance” in his government.
Laschet criticized one of the leaders of the Social Democrats, Saskia Esken, who said during a protest in the US last year that there was also “recent racism” in the German security group. Laschet said the police and others should be trusted by politicians and not “suspicious”.
Laschet said German troops should have “the money they need to be able to do.” Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Germany should “pursue” NATO’s goal of spending 2% of its total defense coverage, saying Scholz wanted to spend less money on military service.
However, there were many questions about the difficulties of the Convention while suffering to get options. On Thursday, Markus Soeder – who heads the Christian Social Union in Bavaria alone, Laschet’s Christian sisters’ party – said “if there is a chance to change this, then this week.” Soeder earlier this year beat Laschet for election as chancellor.
Laschet, who on Sunday faces the second of three television debates by Scholz and Selected green Annalena Baerbock, said it was “clear” that the election would have negative consequences. He is expected at the CSU party meeting on Saturday.
Laschet also noted that Karin Prien, the provincial education minister, is no longer on a a team of experts showed up last week to further his campaign.
A spokesman for the former German intelligence agency representing Laschet CDU in the election, Hans-Georg Maassen, called for Prien’s removal after saying he was “not happy at all” on his representation and said he would not vote for him if he ran for office.
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