Federal Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has, according to ZDF, amazed by the clear positioning of Wolfgang Schäuble in the struggle for the presidency of the CDU. That Schäuble spoke with Friedrich Merz, they "got baffled", said von der Leyen in the pre-registered "maybrit illner" program.
Von der Leyen has added that he has been experimenting with Schäuble Jens Spahn in the last few years and promoted and "very impressed" by the results of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauers. It was known that the president of the Bundestag was a friend of Merz, said the deputy leader of the party, adding: "He decided so".
"A lot of buzz and hum"
His favorite or his favorite for the office called by Leyen in the broadcast does not. Even party leader Angela Merkel and her five deputies had decided not to position themselves before the vote.
In any case, there was "a lot of buzzing and humming" at the party the night before. On Friday, the congress elects a new CDU leadership. Kramp-Karrenbauer competes against Merz and Spahn. In the CDU there is also concern for a division after the elections.