Düsseldorf (dts news agency) – NRW Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) has underlined that his candidacy for CDU chairmanship also means that he is willing to run for chancellor. “Yes, the general willingness to do so is linked to the office of CDU chairman,” said Laschet to the Neue Westfälische (Monday edition), which appears in Bielefeld, when asked whether the CDU chairman was entitled to run for chancellor. “After the election of the chairman, we will discuss the candidacy for chancellor with the CSU,” added Laschet.
With a view to the SPD chancellor candidate, Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, Laschet said that each party must decide for itself which time is the right one for a candidate nomination. “That has not changed anything in the CDU,” said the Prime Minister.