a Pandemic is not a reason to stop fighting for power. So, at least, I think in Germany, where in the ranks of the ruling Christian democratic Union (CDU) took place a competition for the right to lead the party and then the country after the departure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Coronavirus confused card main contenders for the post and pushed to the forefront of the unexpected candidates.

Merkel’s party, recently lost a position in one region over the others, is once again popular. According to surveys, it is prefered 40% of voters. This is 10% more than before the epidemic. The German government really managed to bring the epidemic under control, at least for now, and avoid more casualties. Therefore, the one who will lead the party, the CDU, is likely to be elected Chancellor in 2021. Despite the fact that Angela Merkel now enjoys explosive popularity, earlier she stated that she will not run for another term, and kantslerin almost never changes decisions.

An extraordinary Congress of the Christian Democrats, is scheduled for April 25, was postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus. In the course of it the party had to elect a new head instead of announcing the resignation Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer. Now, however, electoral competition can last until December.

The epidemic of the coronavirus, which raised the rating of Merkel, played against the main contenders for the place of her successor. Until recently was considered a favorite of the former leader of the CDU/CSU in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz. At the beginning of the epidemic, shortly before Germany had imposed quarantine, he published a photo with the new Manager of his campaign in the background of the deserted area in front of the Brandenburg gate. The irrelevance of this step highlighted the fact that the merc later he picked up the coronavirus, and went out of sight for a while.

Another likely successor to Merkel was considered the head of government of the Federal state of North Rhine — Westphalia, Armin Lachet. But his area of responsibility was among the regions most affected by the coronavirus. In North Rhine — Westphalia accounted for one-fifth of deaths from COVID-19 in Germany. However to explain to you that it is the most densely populated land. Laset as opposed to the Federal government insists on a speedy lifting of the measures and publicly questioned the recommendations of virologists. The local press described this behavior as irresponsible and unworthy of the future Chancellor.

However, the candidacy of Lacheta can save 40-year-old health Minister Jens span, rating and recognition which grow predictably compared to the success of the government’s COVID-19. Minister of health publicly supported ��of rittany of Lacheta on power, so analysts view them as a tandem. There are assumptions that span can lead the party, while Eshetu will depart the post of Chancellor. Perhaps the Minister of health hopes to be the successor to the head of the Federal state of North Rhine — Westphalia on the post of Chancellor. In any case, the popularity of Punks amid falling ratings Lacheta forced to talk about what the balance of power in tandem may change both the high position of the head of the party and Chancellor — will take more than a young politician.

To succeed today tipped Merkel and Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Sedere. Unlike Lacheta, he first introduced restrictive measures in their land and even went on the abolition of the famous Oktoberfest. As a result, the ratings of Sedera soared almost 100% in Bavaria and rose in the whole country. According to a recent survey Civey, conducted for the magazine Spiegel, 27% of Germans were in favour of Seder became Chancellor after Merkel. For Lacheta would vote 8%, and for the Merz — 12%. According to the results of opinion polls, the Prime Minister of Bavaria even ahead in popularity the head of the Federal government.

The catch is that Marcus Zeder heads the party, the Christian social Union (CSU) — a Junior partner of the CDU in the coalition. Parties nominate a single candidate for Chancellor, so theoretically Seder can get this post. In fact, the CDU will take this step only if you will feel that its own position is very weak, which is not observed. Yes, and Seder publicly denied his sights set on the seat of the Chancellor, stressing that he feels quite comfortable in his native Bavaria. Nevertheless, most analysts believe that it is not necessary to exclude him from the race. Along with the tandem Lashed span and not fully surrendered position Friedrich Merz, he remains among the most likely candidates for future head of Germany.