Bundestag election 2021: Laschet calls for resignation – record for “Wahl-O-Mat”

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Survey: half of the CDU members for Laschet’s resignation – user record for the “Wahl-O-Mat”

CDU Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet: The headwind is getting stronger the day after the election defeat – also from within our own ranks.

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According to the preliminary results, the SPD lands in first place in the Bundestag election, while the Union leaves the field as the big loser. The first party leaders are now open to talks. All developments in stern-Liveblog.

The SPD narrowly won the federal election. After this preliminary result the Social Democrats became the strongest party with Olaf Scholz on Sunday. After 16 years in government of Chancellor Angela Merkel with Armin Laschet, the CDU / CSU fell to a record low.

The day after the election, the first party leaders made it clear that they were ready to talk. The FDP chairman Christian Lindner said at a press conference that he wanted to go into preliminary auditions with the Greens. CDU Chancellor candidate Laschet also stated that his party was open to talks for a possible Jamaica coalition with the Greens and the FDP. At the same time, however, he also admitted personal mistakes. The chairman of the sister party CSU, Markus Söder, found clear words and spoke of a defeat “which one” cannot “gloss over.” Everyone had made mistakes.

The day after the federal election in the live blog

  • DieterHoss

    The Greens chairmen Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck had already clarified which of them would take over the post of vice-chancellor before the negotiations on the formation of a government. “Assume that we are completely sorted,” said Habeck when asked. But they did not reveal who the two had decided on. But there are some signs of Habeck. The “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (online) reported that the two would have agreed on Habeck as Vice Chancellor a long time ago in the event of a bad election result. Baerbock had her chance, it is now said in the party. With the personnel consequences one must make it clear that the Greens could not simply continue in the previous formation, but “have understood”. The information from party circles was confirmed to the German press agency. Baerbock did not want to confirm this in a TV interview that evening, but did not deny either.

  • DieterHoss

    Is there a threat of another Groko that most voters do not want? FDP General Secretary Wissing stated on ZDF: “We will do everything to avoid that.”

  • DieterHoss

    At the SPD, the previous parliamentary group leader should also become the new one. At a meeting on Monday, the parliamentary group’s executive committee proposed Rolf Mützenich to elect their boss again, as announced by a parliamentary group spokesman. Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz had previously praised Mützenich. Scholz said that he was a “good man”. With regard to the intended government, he said: “We’ll need that then.”

  • DieterHoss

    FDP General Secretary Volker Wissing has warned the SPD and the Greens of excessive demands in the upcoming talks about a new federal government. There should be no pre-determinations, said Wissing the news portal “ThePioneer”. “We have to focus on content,” he said. “We will not find a solution if we make character portraits now and deal with the question of who we think is better: Scholz or Laschet?”, He said, referring to the candidates for chancellor from the SPD and Union – not without his already “red lines “to pull, especially in relation to taxes.

  • DieterHoss

    The “Wahl-O-Mat” as a self-test for party programs posted a user record before the federal election. In the period from September 2 to 26, the online offer was used 21.25 million times, announced the Federal Agency for Civic Education. For the 2017 federal election it was played 15.7 million times. Citizens were able to find out more about the parties’ election programs in 38 theses. The Wahl-O-Mat was launched in 2002. There are now some online competitors as well.

  • DieterHoss

    The parties elected the new parliamentary group leaders the day after the election. The FDP has chosen Christian Lindner as its new parliamentary group leader with almost 98 percent. First Marco Buschmann remains the parliamentary managing director. They were also confirmed in their offices Parliamentary managing director Bettina Stark-Watzinger and the parliamentary director Florian Toncar. The FDP will be represented in the Bundestag by 92 members.

  • DieterHoss

    Also from the point of view of the former Hessian Justice Minister Christian Wagner, Armin Laschet should take responsibility for the unprecedented debacle in the federal election. “We need a fresh start, both in terms of personnel and content,” said the co-founder of the conservative Berlin circle in the Union of the “Heilbronner Voice”. “Laschet should take political responsibility for this crash and this catastrophe.” The steep drop to the historic low of 24.1 percent was self-inflicted, said Wagner. What would have been missing was a clear strategy, clear content orientation and a clear personnel concept. “And we didn’t put the right candidate at the top”said the former parliamentary group leader in the Hessian state parliament. A renewal would also be appropriate in the party presidium, “in which, in some cases, massive attempts have been made against the will of the grassroots to get Armin Laschet through as a candidate in order to prevent Markus Söder and Friedrich Merz.” For Wagner it is clear: “With Söder and Merz we would have achieved a significantly better result.”

  • Marc drewello

    The satirists of “Extra 3” make it clear what will be shown everywhere on television from now on:

  • DieterHoss

    Should Armin Laschet continue to strive for chancellorship despite the crashing election defeat? Around half of the Union supporters in Germany means no and According to a survey, the CDU chief suggests resignation. This is the result of a survey by the opinion research institute Civey on behalf of the newspapers of the Funke media group. On the late Sunday evening and on Monday, 51 percent answered the question “Should Armin Laschet, in their opinion, step down as party chairman of the CDU due to the results of the Bundestag election” with “definitely” or “rather”. Across parties, 70 percent of those surveyed think that Laschet should resign. Eleven percent of citizens are undecided on the question, 19 percent answered “more or less no” or “definitely not”.

  • Marc drewello

    The managing director of the Allensbach Institute, Renate Köcher, has an explanation for the not so good performance of Alliance 90 / The Greens in the end: The proportion of the population who expected disadvantages from the Greens was, in their opinion, particularly high when comparing the parties. That would have resulted in inquiries about negative and positive expectations of the parties in the weeks leading up to the election. This fear made many potential Green voters jump off. It also harmed the party that shortly before the election There had been speculation about a tripartite alliance with the participation of the Left Partythe pollster explained. “Red-Red-Green” is a coalition which “most of the population expected to harm Germany”.

  • Marc drewello

    Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s CDU leader Michael Sack resignsas he announced in a statement. The 48-year-old draws the conclusions from the poor performance of his party in the state elections held at the same time as the federal election. With Sack as the top candidate, the CDU only got 13.3 percent – after 19.0 percent in the state elections in 2016 – and again ended up behind the AfD (16.7 percent). The strongest force in MV was the SPD from Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig with 39.6 percent.
    Sack took over the CDU chairmanship just over a year ago, but was unable to create a spirit of optimism.

  • Marc drewello

    The Bundestag election is making headlines today not only in German, but also in international media:

  • Marc drewello

    So far, the election result has not had a particularly noticeable impact on the stock exchanges. “After the general election, many investors and entrepreneurs should be relieved that a red-green-red alliance failed to achieve a majority,” said Jörg Krämer, Commerzbank’s chief economist, commenting on the situation. But a market economy reform program is also unlikely. “The euro exchange rate and Italian government bonds should only react to the outcome of the federal election when it becomes clear how a new federal government will position itself on the issue of joint borrowing within the EU,” said Krämer.

  • Yannik_Schueller

    Clear announcement: The Rhineland-Palatinate CDU member of the state parliament Ellen Demuth demands insight from Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet:

  • Marc drewello

    Bizarre news from Lübeck: A 55-year-old wanted to vote twice there yesterday as the police are now reporting. Several hours after he cast his vote, the man appeared again at his polling station to vote for the second time. When an election worker explained to him that this was forbidden, the overzealous voter began to “riot loudly”. After he noticed that the police had been alerted, he left the polling station “on the run”.

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