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World: CDU party congress: Jens Spahn elected weak result in the CDU Bureau

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The new CDU presidium stands: Jens Spahn made it with the second consecrated result of all applicants in the body. Annette Widmann-Mauz, Chef of Women Union, went empty.

  CDU-Parteitag: Jens Spahn mit schwachem Ergebnis ins CDU-Präsidium gewählt © Michael Kappeler / DPA

The CDU has chosen a new Bureau on its digital party congress. There were eight applications for the seven posts - the boss of women Union, Annette Widmann-Mauz failed with their application. She got the fewest voices with 434 (45.45 percent). The greatest consent was Karl-Josef Laumann with almost 84 percent (799 votes). Seven place - and thus just in the presidium - ended Jens Spahn . For him, 575 of the delegates agreed; This corresponds to a consent of 60.21 percent.

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At noon, Friedrich Merz had been chosen for the new party leader and Mario Czaja for Secretary-General . Carsten Linnemann , Andreas Jung, Michael Kretschmer , Karin Prien and Silvia Breiser are the deputy party leaders.

Merz received an consent of 94.62 percent . Formally, however, he 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.

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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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