Minister of health, Jens Spahn, has attested to his party’s lack of profile and the policy of German Chancellor and CDU Chairwoman Angela Merkel criticized. “First of all, it comes to be recognizable,” wrote Spahn in a guest contribution in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The CDU politician wants to be successor to Merkel as the Chairman of his party. In addition to Spahn want to be at the party at 7. December is also the General Secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and after ten years of a policy of abstinence, returned Ex-Union parliamentary leader Friedrich Merz to run.

Spahn wrote, it was “at the core of the Christian to formulate a democratic policy”. The CDU should not be of other. “Neither the demagogic Do the splitter from the right, even the seemingly modern populism of the Greens from the left may be action-guiding.”

Spahn called the most important points for his party: Unique Union issues of safety and the rule of law. “The white elephant in the room is the question of Migration.” This debate was over from the point of view of many citizens, “nor resolved”. Since 2015 will be the end of the topic of asylum and Migration, the AfD’s rise, which made a retreat to Merkel to one of your main goals. Since then, the CDU is located with the right-wing populists in a fierce debate on the question of whether the decision of Merkel by 2015, to free refugees in Hungary from an emergency and to get to Germany was the right one.

in Addition, there is the question of to what extent it was correct, the provisions of the Dublin Convention is not consistently applied. It prescribes that the asylum-seeker in the country of your asylum application, you first have to enter the bottom of the EU – mainly Greece, Italy, Malta or Spain. The Central criticism of the ruling Union parties, the Minister of the interior, was to submit to the rule and breaking the law, or to commit. Add to this the Union’s internal frustration over the Parliament’s decisions on emergency loans to distressed countries during the Euro-debt crisis, which had to meet many members, often without adequate preparation time.

“Open, but not naive,”

Spahn called for to clarify these issues in a comprehensive way. “The pious request not to talk more about the September 2015 easy, running on Empty,” he wrote. The pictures of then and the impression that the state and politics have lost a piece of control, “will not just disappear from the minds”. Such a thing can not happen again.

The German citizens were open to the world, “but not naive,” wrote Spahn. And many citizens felt that “a couple of things fundamentally re-discussed, and also have to be regulated”. It is the task of the Union as integrating people’s party, to offer the leadership.

left-right-Schema over?

had to back the Union by no means “to the right,” wrote the 38-Year-old. “The times of the reflex stick left-right schema are over, anyway.” It is mind to healthy people, to bourgeois values, and real-life solutions and “new honesty”. Because of the energy transition, the Euro-rescue and Migration and Integration “does not feel anyone is reasonably Sensitive, that things are often as they should be (even if we tell ourselves occasionally other)”. In order for Spahn in addition to Merkel’s migration and the Euro-crisis policy, indirectly, another key project of her Era exit question: the atom.

The CDU is a “modern conservatism belong,” wrote Spahn. He threw the Green, to proliferate in this field, in the case of the CDU, in particular, the baden-württemberg Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann and the Greens leader Robert Habeck. “Meanwhile, Mr. Habeck is mulling over modern Patriotism, and Mr Kretschmann is advertising for a new idea of the Conservatives’.” The Greens are rhetorically placed in the “open civic edge” of the CDU. The party should not have any inhibitions to discuss very own Union issues.

Spahn is with Merz one of the two more conservative candidates for the party presidency. Kramp-Karrenbauer is the political middle course of the CDU, Merkel had taken, to strengthen the fight against the SPD as a mitregierende second major people’s party claim. Merz has explained his rationale for his candidacy in a press conference.