The main candidate of the CDU and Prime Minister of the Saarland, Tobias Hans, announced “personal consequences” after the electoral defeat of his party. “This is really a very bitter defeat for the Christian Democrats in the Saar,” he said Sunday night.
He announced a decision on his resignation from the state presidency of the CDU for Monday. “It was an honor to have served this country as prime minister and an honor to have served you as party leaders,” Hans said. “Thank you for all your support.”
The electoral result is linked to his person as the maximum candidate, for which he will discuss personal consequences with the CDU board and with the parliamentary group. “I know when you see numbers like that, you want to leave. Then you really want to run away, bury your head in the sand, go to bed, but that, dear friends, is not our CDU Saar,” Hans said. His party fights even when it has lost.
The loss of power after more than 22 years is a “tipping point”. He is sure that good solutions will be found together so that we can look forward again. The Saarland needs a strong CDU, “regardless of the role”.
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Now the SPD must decide whether and with which party it wants to form a coalition. “I also stand by the things that I have been able to accomplish for this country. Although not everyone liked it. And when I say that this is a bitter defeat, then it is first and foremost a personal defeat at this point.”dop)