No vote for Buder in candidacy for CDU chairmanship – politics

So now it stays that way: only men will apply for the CDU chairmanship. On Tuesday, the Brandenburg local politician Sabine Buder surprisingly announced that she wanted to run for chairmanship. But for this you need the support of a party structure in the CDU. That is why the board of directors of the Märkisch-Oderland district association met in the evening. The only topic according to the invitation: “Dr. Sabine Buder would like to run as federal chairwoman of the CDU in Germany and asks for a nomination by our district executive.” Of the Süddeutsche Zeitung Buder had previously said that she was annoyed by the fact that it was always said that there were no longer any women in the CDU who believed they could lead the party.

But the debate in the district executive was then controversial. There were ten eligible voters in the video link, five of whom were against a nomination, four were in favor – there was also one abstention. Three board members had cast their votes in advance in writing. Two of them were against nomination – and there was another abstention. With this, Buder failed, communicated district chairwoman Kristy Augustin afterwards to the SZ. Since the deadline for an application for the CDU chairmanship expires this Wednesday, there should be no other district executive to nominate the 37-year-old.

Support for Merz

Buder’s intention to run as a candidate came as a surprise because four days ago she had written on Facebook: “From my point of view, there can only be one person for the job.” Buder also posted a photo of himself with Friedrich Merz and the hashtag # ReadyFürMerz.

The ex-Union faction leader had justified on Tuesday afternoon in a Berlin hotel why he was running for the presidency. Foreign politician Norbert Röttgen and Chancellery Minister Helge Braun also want to become party leaders. The CDU must therefore defend itself against the accusation that only men are available for selection.

Buder is a veterinarian for large and small animals with her own practice. In the election of the CDU Bundestag candidate in the Märkisch-Oderland-Barnim II constituency, she narrowly prevailed over the long-time MP Hans-Georg von der Marwitz. Marwitz won the constituency directly in 2013 and 2017, but Buder failed in the federal election in September because of the CDU’s nationwide break-in. Your first vote result was more than eight percentage points above the two-vote result. But she still just lost to her social democratic competitor. This time in Brandenburg all direct mandates went to the SPD.

After the defeat of the CDU, Buder had called for the party to be repositioned in terms of content and personnel, and for greater participation by its members, faster and more clearly than many others. Up until now she was mainly interested in education and family policy; she is a member of the Brandenburg State Parents’ Council.

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