Germany’s CSU chief slams centre-right bloc’s poor election result

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The leader of Germany’s conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), which together with the Christian Democrats (CDU) forms Germany’s main centre-right political bloc, has spoken frankly about the party’s poor results in last month’s election. Markus Soeder attributed the poor CDU/CSU showing to its unpopular candidate for chancellor, Armin Laschet, and a weak campaign strategy: “It’s as simple as this: in the end, the Germans wanted a different candidate for chancellor than the one put forward by the CDU and CSU,” Soeder said at a regional meeting of his party’s youth wing in the Bavarian town…

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