The president of the CDU did not become Friedrich Merz. Even the minister no. Now, according to the "mirror", he continues from where he left off: to Blackrock in Germany.
The CDU politician Friedrich Merz will continue to work according to a media report as chairman of the supervisory board of the asset manager Blackrock Germany. This brings back the "mirror". Merz had temporarily suspended the post as part of his candidacy for the presidency of the CDU. After his defeat against Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, he now resumes him.
Blackrock boss Larry Fink is said to have been very disturbed by Merz's political ambitions, reports Der Spiegel. Moreover, since Merz informed him late on his plans, almost simultaneously to the public.
Participation in the World Economic Forum in Davos
If Merz had become head of the CDU party, he would have to give up his job. Now, according to the report, he accepted after the CDU party conference in December in a conversation with Fink to continue working for Blackrock. But the former rage must be prosecuted, reports the "Spiegel". Merz is therefore working again for Blackrock. Next week he will travel with him to the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Friedrich Merz: "I also offered to help the party". (Source: Reuters)
Merz had said after his defeat at the party conference in an interview that he would trust a ministerial office. This has been interpreted by many as an application for a post of this type. Chancellor Angela Merkel and also Kramp-Karrenbauer have refused. Merz now advises the president of a group of economic experts. He stressed, however, that he did not want to join any body or committee of the CDU.