Söder makes ministers tremble with an internal announcement

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From: Florian Nauman

Markus Söder apparently wants to reorganize his cabinet – here he presents the results of a cabinet meeting. © Sven Hoppe/dpa

The CSU has some room for improvement in the Bavarian polls. Markus Söder apparently wants to draw personal conclusions – he indicated that internally.

Munich – Markus Söder and his CSU are threatened with a difficult Bavarian state election. The prime minister is apparently still considering a cabinet reshuffle. According to the participants, Söder indicated this internally at the digital CSU parliamentary group meeting.

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“In due course” he wants to “refine the team,” said the CSU boss, according to the information, on Tuesday in his speech to the state parliamentarians. Because of the Corona situation, the Christian Social parliamentarians meet online. Apparently, Söder didn’t get any more specific, he didn’t give any details.

However, Söder also announced a review of the entire organization and closer integration from the municipal to the EU level. With Manfred Weber, the CSU provides the chairman of the conservative EPP group in the European Parliament.

In his own words, Söder relies on the fact that the CSU can distinguish itself well against the traffic light parties in Berlin – with “pure CSU”: This is the party of common sense, said the party chairman, according to participants. Among other things, he announced resistance to the release of cannabis and to more immigration.

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He also criticized again that the traffic light coalition of SPD, Greens and FDP was the most expensive government of all time. And Söder reiterated: Because there is no Bavarian minister in the new federal government, the CSU must speak for Bavaria.

In his own words, Söder wants to coordinate closely with the sister party CDU and its designated chairman Friedrich Merz. 2021 will not be repeated, said the CSU boss according to the participants. In the past year there had been tensions between the CDU and CSU again and again – in the autumn the federal elections were then lost.

In the polls for the Bavarian election, the CSU is currently far behind its claims. The “Bayern Voter Check” by the GMS institute for the TV station Sat.1. the party last saw 35 percent. That is 13 percentage points less than a year ago. (dpa / fn)


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