Will Friedrich Merz shape German economic and financial policy in the coming years, when the Union becomes the strongest force in federal elections? Armin Laschet has promised Merz an important role.
Berlin (dpa) – Union chancellor candidate Armin Laschet has promised former parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz an important future role.
Laschet said on Tuesday at the Economic Day of the CDU’s Economic Council that Merz was the “economic and financial face” that would also shape federal policy after the elections. The Union has a large team, to which Merz belongs, Laschet said. Merz was inferior to Laschet in the struggle for party leadership.
Laschet said his team would be visible “very soon”. As for SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz, he said he hoped that when his team became visible, Scholz would be asked where his team was: be seen not giving interviews? I want to see everyone who goes on to become ministers. “