Christina Stumpp zur Stellvertretenden Generalsekretärin gewählt
Dear delegates, dear friends, after many digital events, we meet again in person for the first time today in the great circle of our cdu family and I can honestly tell you, live streaming we prefer live party conferences that are close. the people around in the middle of life that is what makes our cdu special and a lot has happened since our last presence at the party conference 2009 10 we are all well aware that the federal elections were a turning point we have learned the right lessons since then we have tackled many things and have put our cdu back on track together with friedrich merz by following this path, we as a cdu team constantly continue, for example, with our new basic program with which we redefine the guidelines for us as the modern popular party of tomorrow while ensuring that the core of our brand is more visible.
In addition, with the establishment of the new municipal office in the konrad adenauer house, our Kunar political level is clearly in focus on this path continues today with the creation of the new position of deputy general secretary, another important step I would like to run for the new position With humility and full of strength, I would like to formally put myself at the service of our party and I sincerely ask for your support. My name is
Christina Sturm. I am 34 years old, happily married and a young mother. My son Maximilian turned two at the beginning of the week.
He and my husband already they closed from the comfort of their own home and of course we will try. Cross our fingers. I grew up with my parents' agricultural concept that shaped me. I was never someone who just watched and left the responsibility to others. I wanted to get involved and actively help shape my professional career. apprenticeship in local government after studying tax law in recent years I was a State administration and most recently personal adviser to the Minister of Agriculture in Baden-Württemberg as a regional councilor I have been active in local politics in the association of the region from Stuttgart since September for the last year I have been a member of the constituency of waiblingen in Baden -Württemberg in the German Bundestag since 2001 I have been a member of the cdu since 2003 back then we were in opposition that's us again back then we had a chancellor who said something often today we have a chancellor who doesn't say anything or I just can't remember anything and both are bad for our country both times clearly straight in these times a strong cdu is needed of course like a frugal flit always they asked me why and i need deputy secretary general office and i mean you we are serious about re the renovation, the cdu must be a place for discussion and a place for think tanks because it is in the morning, the spd is in the past. just a few years ago, almost by accident, he became the strongest party in the strongest force federation, we better not kick the spd, he is completely overwhelmed with his responsibility, but it is even more important that he now sets the course to recover the majority in 2025 dear friends winning a majority is not an end in itself for the cdu we owe it to the people because germany deserves better than a scholz government without responsibility without direction and without leadership dear friends friend the renewal of our party has we have to go from the bottom up and for that we don't always get something out of that don't always look only at the berlin bubble, but above all you have to be attentive to the rural area. the municipal level is therefore of particular importance. it is the basis for successful political work in our party and you, dear delegates and dear members, are the face of our cdu on the site she is the wi I make an invaluable contribution to our party with your commitment as a member of the municipal family , I want to strengthen the contact with the exchange with our municipality, represent the councils and mayors of the city and district and support me, it is important that we as cdu city and state north and south east and west connect we are not only the party of the big cities like the green ones and we are not just the party of the little man as the spd does not claim for itself since we have the people party for the whole country with a strong base in a clear course in view of all people, especially those who they get up every day and go to work and this should be further reflected in our policy in the future dear friends, the others, on the other hand, leave the cities, communities and districts of he energy security mobility support for refugees from Ukraine in the lurch, except for the good words and appeals that can be heard from Scholz Becks, does not need anything. if our municipalities have concrete support and planning security at the moment they have it but obviously differently this is particularly evident here at the federal economy minister because no one is that bad every quick saying is easier for him and the lips but when it comes to fruition when it comes to good politics for our country then this minister is a total failure our citizens are put off by cold shower advice during the greatest energy crisis of all time and we don't even need to talk about the broken gas system and if the coalition partners are looking to blame each other then it shows how things are with the traffic lights that doesn't seem like a responsible and sustainable policy that's chaos with the announcement dear friends now let's look ahead in exactly one month the state elections are coming up here in lesser saxony, that is another important milestone for us here, can we show that we are With the part gone from town, we are getting the citizens excited about our politics again, we have a strong candidate for the post of prime minister in bernd althusmann, someone who knows what is important and what is really good for the country, therefore, finish the election campaign turn on the turbo again in the markets at the information booths at the entrance gates also on the internet because one thing is clear it is time to finally replace the spd dear friends and we still have other important times to come in 2023 y 2024 local elections will be held in ten countries, we have to live up to our claim as a local party and formation force, preparations are already underway and I will do my best with our new local office and contribute so that we are the strongest force everywhere again local politics is politics for the citizens in the best sense of the word we care not about It's not about ideology but about the concrete which makes many cities and communities a little more livable and no matter which party appointed the mayor, the majority on the council has our cdu, you can trust that all the problems that exist will be addressed first At the community level, even climate change as the great challenge of our time or questions of security of supply can only be solved together at noon local political family but the municipal level is not only executive power but is self own ideas being here problems they are addressed at the root not resolved by this we in the municipal office already have the network founded there you can help yourself then it has to be projects of press releases around publications there are so many good ideas that the whole party should benefit from them I want ensure that our mandate holders and members are better networked and qualified, there is a lot of potential in our party let's make that use and w further expand the municipal office will also focus on attracting young people who as a yodeller and local politician was a very important issue for me we will do more in the future to attract new office holders in particular we want reaching out to young people and especially women through scouting and mentoring programs and for our cdu to inspire we have to link tomorrow's bosses in the pre-political arena with us now and promote and expand this into a kind of factory of talents my goal if people especially young people can imagine getting politically involved we as cdu have to be the first point of contact not only do we want younger people to be more modern women but it is a matter close to me heart to integrate the great wealth of experience of our long-standing members or to create real added value at all levels with it the future seems that we are forming it once the french sociologist in futurologists schoras je said let's approach this with confidence in ourselves, with strength and above all together as a team, friedrich merz, mario czaja and I started with exactly this sense that we have, we want to give shape the future together with you, together with around 400,000 members as a cdu team, i will also guide you in assuming the duty to participate and help shape the formation of the political will in the recruitment of members and in the next electoral campaigns because our cdu lives from the union i want and will be there that language or municipal level and for our members of course it went directly to be accessible for that i ask you thank you very much for your trust today so i report that we have a result votes cast 846 invalid votes 0 abstentions 20 valid votes 826 the required majority is 400 14 740 votes were chosen for
christina blunt 89 59 percent so chr istina is right the first final assistant general secretary of the cdu germany dear
christina von bitter hofherr medium who can ask you if you accept the election will you accept the election i would like to thank you very much for the great trust and i hope to work together and you will hear a lot from the authorities in affairs commons I'm looking forward to the commons 23 24 in ten countries we have a lot to do we're going to do it I'm looking forward to it