Candidate question: Karin Prien about Friedrich Merz: “He can be chancellor”

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Candidate question: Karin Prien about Friedrich Merz: “He can be chancellor”

Ms. Prien, the CDU wants to adopt a new basic program at its party conference in May. This includes the commitment to the dominant German culture. Does that have to be the case? The debate is important! The term can be debated. Some people associate it with the debate from the 2000s. But we now live in a different time. Today it's about cohesion and belonging to our society and not about exclusion. Armin Laschet once spoke of an “open leading culture”. That is also my understanding.

Next sensitive sentence: "Muslims who share our values ​​belong to Germany." Muslim associations have criticized this as exclusionary. Does former Federal President Christian Wulff's mantra "Islam belongs to Germany" no longer apply?

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