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CSU's Soder declares campaign for Chancellorship


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Markus Soder, the leader of the Bavarian CSU has declared his intention to seek the nomination of the CDU/CSU campaign for Chancellor of both parties. He will face Armin Laschet, CDU leader, who also said he was willing to be chancellor. Soder has much larger approval ratings, and likely should get the nod, but will have to win over CDU delegates who probably feel more willing to back one of their own. CSU candidates historically have done poorly in elections, but it is clear that Soder could be an outlier, not the mean in that. As soon as Monday it could be decided, but it will likely take longer. 

Tagging @ConservativeElector2 since I'm sure they've seen it, but 😄 

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1 hour ago, Patine said:


The CSU is an ideological fossil of a party outside Bavaria that wouldn't stand up at all Federally in Germany without the much more versatile and in-tune CDU policy-makers. This is probably a bad idea, all around for the centre-right coalition of modern Germany (though probably very good for the SDP, FDP, Die Linke, and various rising parties).

The Union is going to have their work cut out for them with either option. A traffic light coalition looks plausible. 

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