Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- It is the 33rd meeting organized by the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) digitally due to the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. North-Ren Westphalia State Prime Minister Armin Laschet, former Deputy Friedrich Merz, and Federal Parliament Foreign Affairs Commission Chairman Norbert Röttgen competed for the general elections at the General Assembly.
In the first round of the election, Merz received 385 of the 992 valid votes, while delegates voted 380 for Laschet and 224 for Röttgen, while 3 delegates abstained.
Since none of the candidates received more than half the number of delegates, the second round was reached in the elections.
In the second round, where the two candidates with the most votes competed in the first round, Laschet received 521 of the 991 valid votes, the new leader of the CDU, while Merz received 466 votes. 4 delegates abstained.
As a result, as the 9th leader of the CDU elected Armin Laschet.