35th Party Congress of the Christian Democratic Union
of Germany

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to our website on the occasion of the 35th Congress of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), the country’s major political party.

Under the leadership of Mr. Friedrich Merz, the CDU Congress is dealing with the task of defining a new party manifesto and the CDU’s charter of values.

This undertaking is of utmost interest for centre-right parties throughout the world interested in recalibrating and confirming Christian Democratic values in politics.

Through this website, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is presenting the most important outcomes specifically to its political partners worldwide. Today, a strong front of centre-right parties and a perpetual process of self-reflection upon our Christian Democratic core values enables us to successfully overcome equally fundamental threats to the democratic functioning of our societies. The 35th CDU Party Congress will also offer interesting insights from which to generate viable and forward-looking responses to these pressing issues.

Michael Thielen
General Secretary Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Ruben Schuster
International Secretary CDU Germany

Friedrich Merz, MP
Chairman of the CDU

Dr. Carsten Linnemann, MP
Deputy Chairman of the CDU Germany and Chairman of the CDU Programme Commission

Mario Czaja, MP
Secretary-General of the CDU Germany

Manfred Weber, MEP
Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and President of the EPP

Dr. Viola Neu
Head of Department Electoral and Social Research Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Marcel Schepp
Advisor International Party Dialogue Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Alexander Beribes
Advisor European Affairs Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung