«Bitter für Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: 70 Prozent der Deutschen spricht der CDU-Vorsitzenden die Eignung für die Kanzlerschaft ab.
Berlin. Keine guten Nachrichten für die CDU-Vorsitzende Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Seit Tagen steht sie wegen ihrer Reaktion zum Rezo-Video in der Kritik. Das Ergebnis einer Umfrage ist jetzt ein weiterer Rückschlag: Eine große Mehrheit der Deutschen spricht Kramp-Karrenbauer nämlich die Eignung für die Kanzlerschaft ab.
70 Prozent halten sie derzeit nicht für die richtige Person für den Posten. Das ergab das vom Forsa-Institut per Umfrage unter rund 1500 Menschen ermittelte Trendbarometer für RTL/n-tv. Nur 19 Prozent halten sie für „fähig genug, das Kanzleramt zu übernehmen“»
‘La grande maggioranza dei tedeschi nega l’idoneità della Kramp-Karrenbauer alla cancelleria. Il 70 per cento attualmente non crede che sia la persona giusta per il posto di cancelliere’.
Prendiamo atto di quanto si sia addolcito il materno carattere di Mutti: in altri tempi la avrebbe fatta suicidare. Cos’, dopo la May e Kurz, adesso cade nel paniere la testa di Annegret.
While the transfer of power within the ruling CDU conservatives appears to have been well orchestrated, a new poll suggests few think Merkel’s heir apparent, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is up to the job of chancellor.
The Forsa poll released on Wednesday showed 70% of respondents considered that Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was not suited to taking over as chancellor. Chancellor Angela Merkel should stay on until 2021 when her term ends, the poll found.
Even among her own CDU party, 52% considered Kramp-Karrenbauer, or AKK as she is often called, was not up to the chancellor’s job.
The poll among 1,501 people was carried out earlier this week, after the European election results, for broadcaster RTL.
Merkel also dismissed suggestions she was among those who did not think AKK was capable of being chancellor. She rejected as “nonsense” claims that Kramp-Karrenbauer had lost her support.
“I have never concerned myself intensely with rubbish in my many years of political engagement, which is why I’m not going to comment on this further,” Merkel said in Brussels on Tuesday.
Kramp-Karrenbauer on social media
Kramp-Karrenbauer has also come under fire for her comments about freedom of speech and regulations for social media ahead of elections.
Criticism of the 56-year-old politician stemmed from a critique of the CDU and its coalition partner the SPD on YouTube by 26-year-old Rezo, whose hourlong message was a call not to vote for the CDU or the Social Democrats, a junior party in Germany’s governing coalition government. The video has been watched more than 13 million times.
AKK responded to the video by calling for new rules to govern the online sphere and asking: “What would the reaction in this country have been had 70 newspapers, two days before the election, declared: … ‘Do not vote CDU and SPD’?” Kramp-Karrenbauer said after Sunday’s poll. “The question needs to be asked … what are the rules in the analog sphere, and which rules apply to the digital sphere?”
Online petition on censorship
Among the responses to AKK’s question was an online petition “No censorship of our freedom of expression Mrs. Kramp-Karrenbauer,” (Keine Zensur unserer Meinungsfreiheit, Frau Kramp-Karrenbauer!) which had been signed by 64,800 people by Wednesday afternoon.
While her party colleagues gathered to support her on Wednesday, there was an admission that the CDU had to improve its use of social media in order to state its political case. “Our resources in online communication are far too scarce for us to be able to get in touch with young people,” CDU Secretary General Paul Ziemiak said.
The CDU is holding a meeting at the weekend to discuss the outcome of the elections and, in particular, the loss of 1.2 million voters from the conservatives to the Greens, whose 49-year-old co-leader Robert Habeck is attracting attention as a possible future chancellor.