Re-election as head of the NRW CDU is a sure-fire success for Hendrik Wüst: the Prime Minister stays chairman of the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia. A state social gathering convention in Hürth confirmed the 48-year-old on Saturday with 96.7 % of 646 legitimate votes.
In keeping with social gathering data, 625 delegates voted sure, 21 voted no, and three abstained. In contrast to different events, the CDU doesn’t rely as legitimate votes when calculating approval as a share of abstentions. Wüst had no opponent.
The Münsterlander has led the CDU state affiliation with the biggest variety of members for 2 years. In October 2021 he was elected with 98.3 % of the legitimate votes Successor to Armin Laschet was elected after the failed CDU candidate for chancellor introduced that he would transfer to the Bundestag. Shortly afterwards, Wüst additionally succeeded Laschet as head of presidency in North Rhine-Westphalia.
In Hürth, Wüst utilized for re-election as chairman of the state social gathering for the primary time. Of the 5 deputies, solely NRW Inside Minister Herbert Reul (71) is not making use of. As a substitute, Jan Heinisch, who was vice-president of the CDU NRW from 2012 to 2021, needs to run once more from his Bergisches Land district.
In his speech, Wüst renewed his dedication to solidarity with Israel within the presence of the ambassador to Germany, Ron Prosor, “with out ifs and buts.” In a variety of subjects, he additionally sharply criticized the federal authorities’s insurance policies and warned of the hazard posed by the AfD.
In a greeting, federal social gathering chief Friedrich Merz had beforehand demonstrated shut solidarity with Wüst. Each are thought-about potential candidates for the Union’s candidacy for chancellor within the 2025 federal election. (dpa)