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The wish candidate of Friedrich Merz is new Secretary-General of the CDU: The delegates in the digital congress have voted Mario Czaja with a large majority in the office.

  Mario Czaja zum neuen CDU-Generalsekretär gewählt © Hannibal Hanschke / AFP

Mario Czaja is new Secretary General of the CDU . The desired candidate of the new party feet Friedrich Merz was chosen on the 34th party congress of the CDU of the 1001 delegates as successors of Paul Ziemiak . From 964 votes cast received Czaja 875, which corresponds to a consent of 92.89 percent.


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"I like the choice very much and thank you for the great trust," Czaja said after choice. He thanked predecessors Zemiak for the friendship and cooperation. Ziemiak and Merz had pronounced himself before the election for Czaja.

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Merz was previously selected in the Konrad Adenauer house with an consent of 94.62 percent to the CDU chairman . Formally, however, Merz is not yet in the Office: The digital choice of delegates must be confirmed in writing, the counting of the votes should be made on 31 January. As in the past year, the event took place digitally due to the pandemic.

For Merz, it was the third attempt to become a chief of the Christian Democrats. Last year he lost the choice against Armin Laschet , 2018 he underlined Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer . There was no counter-candidate this time. Merz follows as chairman on Armin Laschet, who held the office only a year. He was appointed as Chancellor's candidate of the Union at the general election and announced after the historically poor performance of CDU and CSU his withdrawal from the party chairmanship.

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