Foreign policy expert Roettgen calls for CDU party renewal

Christian Democrat foreign policy expert Norbert Roettgen, who is running for the powerful post of CDU chief, called on his fellow conservatives to focus on modernization of the nation and the party. “It’s really about one thing: future competence,” Roettgen told a party convention to select a new CDU leader. “You always have to become the people’s party and the party of the middle.” He said he was confident of winning new voters for the CDU ahead of national elections in eight months. Parties standing in the centre of political life have to always to renew themselves, Roettgen said.

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