A clear majority of the country leaders of the Junge Union voted for Markus Söder pronounced as candidate for chancellor. This was announced by the Junge Union following the state chairperson conference of its federal association.
In the conference, 14 regional associations spoke out in favor of Markus Söder by a large majority. Baden-Württemberg and Schleswig-Holstein as medium-sized associations as well Brandenburg reported a mixed mood. The Young Union of North Rhine-Westphalia, which provides over a quarter of the members in the federal association, spoke in favor Armin Laschet the end. The Junge Union has a total of 18 regional associations - in addition to the 16 federal states also Braunschweig and Oldenburg.
"We are firmly convinced that we have two very successful Prime Ministers to choose from, who can both be Chancellors," said the Federal Chairman of the Junge Union Tilman Kuban - and added: "Both must finally live up to their responsibility for the Union."
According to him, the two candidates "had enough time to come to a decision." This did not happen, »and now we are forced to position ourselves. This was done with a clear majority for Markus Söder. "
CSU boss Söder was according to consistent reports from several media on Sunday evening around 19.30 p.m. landed in Berlin. At first nothing could be learned about the background. A CDU board meeting is planned for Monday in Berlin.
It remained open whether the question of the chancellor candidate would be decided on Sunday night. In the course of the day it had been held by Union circles that this was rather unlikely.