WORLD: Mr Laschet, the three main candidates for the CDU chairmanship are constantly talking about renewal. How much reboot does the CDU need?
Armin Laschet: For 70 years, there have been several candidates for regional conferences for the first time. The selection of several candidates is unusual for the CDU but good. The party is looking forward to this. For every new party chairman, the coalition agreement is certainly valid. On this basis, he or she can develop new ideas for the 2021 election program.
WORLD: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says the party had to swallow too much in the past few years. Is she right?