Addressing the Congress of the CDU youth organization in Münster, he said, “The results are bitter – it is not to be denied. I have a responsibility as a leader and a candidate for the post of chancellor.”
At the same time, Lasset has said that conservatives should be prepared to work in opposition to the Bundestag, where they have not lived since 2005.
It was announced on Friday that the German Social Democrats (SPD), Green and Free Democrats (FDP) had reached a preliminary agreement to begin formal talks on forming a coalition government. If a final agreement is reached, Olaf Scholz, finance minister and SPD leader, could become Merkel’s successor.
Lasset has also said that the party needs renewal, a change of generations in leadership and greater participation of women.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Jens Spahn, who is considered one of the party’s potential future leaders, has called on Christian Democrats to end the division and overcome the “environment of mutual mistrust”, adding that the party The time has come for “Merkel to take responsibility”. generation”.