Jurgen Hardt: ‘Signal of backing’ a day after the local elections has located the new of the CDU constituted. Confidence was once again pronounced the longtime Chairman Bernhard Simon. Simon received 80 percent of the vote (20 votes, five votes against and an abstention) in the election for the new group Chairman. The CDU District Chairman Jurgen Hardt, who had invited to the inaugural meeting of the CDU Council group, noted: this election is a sign of backing. Now the Group and the Party Chairman can do first exploratory talks with all democratic parties except the extreme-right and the SED successors.” Also Lord Mayor Peter Jung, for which Hardt according to stable majorities”has been created at the municipal election were, had previously for Simon as the new Chairman of group pronounced itself. Simon himself stressed that the faction led by him ten years more have suffered no voting defeat since the year 2000 in the Council. Our strength was the unity.
This will not change with the new group”, so Simon. “Hardt pointed out in his analysis of the election, that the CDU land compared outstanding good results” have achieved. Prime Minister Ruttgers already congratulated Peter Jung to his great success. So far, only episodes were from the CDU asked Mayor. Now, be a mayor by the CDU in the race was confirmed for the first time clearly in his Office and could exert a total eleven years this. After a five-year first term, young has been confirmed for another six years in Office. It was also gratifying that the CDU in all district offices place the strongest faction.