April 20, local time, German CDU President Soder held a press conference to announce the withdrawal of the party and its CDU-made German ruling coalition party candidate for chancellor, in favor of CDU President Rashert. “The dust has settled and now Amin Rasheter is the coalition’s candidate for prime minister and we will spare no effort to support him,” Mr Soder said. ”
Over the past week, Mr Soder and Mr Rasheit have been in a fierce battle over who will run for prime minister of the Alliance Party. From the evening of 19 April to the early hours of the following day, Rashet convened a special meeting of the CDU Federal Executive Committee to renew intra-party coordination. In the end, Mr Rasheed received 77.5 per cent of the vote in secret ballots, securing the CDU nomination. At noon on the 20th, Soder announced his withdrawal from the race and congratulated Rasheed on his election. He stressed that only a united coalition party could win the election.
At 2 p.m. on the 20th, Rashert also held a press conference. He thanked Soder and the CDU for their trust and support, and said the most important thing now is to win the election with the CDU. “Without the CDU, the CDU would not have won the election, and vice versa, ” he stressed. CDU Secretary-General Chimiak also said at the press conference: “This is the strength of the coalition”, internal competition remains open and transparent, and a fair debate, “Rasheter is the right German chancellor.” ”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Raschet, saying via a spokesman on social media: “Dear Rasheter, congratulations on your election as the candidate for chancellor of the Unionist Party. I look forward to our cooperation in the coming months. The SPD’s candidate for prime minister, Federal Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schulz, and the green Party’s federal parliamentary caucus chairman, Hoflett, also congratulated Mr. Rashert.