The leadership of the German Christian Democratic Party suggested that the “gags scandal” was behind the worst regional election results recorded by the party in Baden-Württemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate.
Party Secretary-General Paul Tsimiak said: “The results of the elections in the two regions, according to the polling day poll, were the worst in history in the state of Baden-Württemberg, where the CDU got less than 30% in 2016 only, when it rose by 27%, and now support has decreased. The party went down to 23%, while in Rhineland-Palatinate, the party got less than 30% for the first time, and the worst result was in 2016 also when it got 31.8%, while information indicates that it now gets only 27%.
Tsimiac noted, “The results do not show a tangible change in morale, as in times of crisis we have seen that people do not trust the authorities and heads of government … As for Baden-Württemberg, this is a personal victory for Regional Prime Minister Winfried Kretschman and a result of the good work of local government in the years.” Past. “
Tsimiak identified 3 factors that, according to his opinion, affected the outcome, which are “the personal contribution of Krichman and the Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate, Social Democrat Malu Dreer, the gags scandal in the party ranks that erupted just before the elections, and the growing discontent, misunderstanding and impatience among the citizens about how the authorities dealt with the crisis that occurred.” Caused by an epidemic.