DThe former chairman of the Value Alliance, Alexander Mitsch, left the particularly conservative group of members of the CDU. The reason is the behavior of Max Otte, the new head of Value Alliance. “Mr. Otter’s envelope caused me to resign,” Mitch told the German News Agency in Stuttgart on Monday. “Mr. Otter cannot continue the original intention of the values alliance.” The values alliance has always been intended as a powerful group within the alliance, distinguished from the left and right edges.
Heidelberger Mitsch is one of the founders of Values Union and has led it for four years. He can imagine joining a new platform where members of the Value Alliance who have resigned can come together. “It’s very possible.” The founding idea of discouraging the alliance from taking the left-wing route is still correct.
Criticism of Ott’s remarks about Merz
Mitch criticized his successor about the CDU economist Friedrich Meltz’s remarks. Ott once said on the weekend that Melz was burdened by previous lobbying activities, “even if lobbying activities are suspended, he should not take over the state office.” Mickey replied that it was “simply unacceptable.” Obviously: “Otter did not express a majority opinion on the Value Alliance here.” Under the leadership of Mitches, the Value Alliance is committed to making Meltz a candidate for prime minister of the alliance.
Meltz himself also made it clear that he opposed Otter’s statement and the CDU members’ withdrawal Value Alliance call. “I urge all members of the CDU to leave the so-called value alliance and shape the future together in the CDU,” said Amin Rashet, a member of the CDU campaign team of the German news agency CDU.Otter obviously doesn’t know the difference between “as a lawyer and a board of supervisors’ lobbying and professional activities,” said Melz.
Merz served as Chairman of the German Supervisory Board of the American asset management company Blackrock. The mission ends on March 31, 2020-so it’s not just a dormant state. Meuse said: “The unqualified envelope sent by Mr. Otter should make the members of this self-styled value alliance think a little bit.”
ValuesUnion sees itself as a representative of the conservatives in the alliance, but it is not an official party. According to its own data, it has more than 4,000 party members, but there are also no CDU party members.This CDU There are about 400,000 members in total, and CSU has about 140,000 members.
After the election of the controversial Otter, the Value Alliance has shown more and more signs of disintegration. State committee members resigned to protest Otter’s actions. Internal critics accuse Ott of pushing the Value Alliance to the right and want to open it up to AfD. Otter responded calmly. According to his own statement, he believes that the value alliance will become stronger in the process.
The leadership of the CDU Raschelt I want to meet in Berlin this Monday morning for the last formal deliberation before the summer vacation. Initially, the smaller party presidium should hold meetings in a mixed format, and later a larger executive committee was added. The process in the value alliance is likely to only play a marginal role, if any. The party committee is expected to handle the election campaign for the upcoming Bundestag election in September.