Bavaria’s interior minister joachim herrmann (CSU) wants a ministerial post in the new federal government, even without a mandate in the bundestag.
Asked if his motivation to move from munich to berlin had diminished because he had not been elected to the federal parliament, herrmann told the frankfurter allgemeine sonntagszeitung: "no. Of course I would have preferred a better election result, but we have to make progress for germany."
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a mandate lends more weight, but is not an absolute necessity. He said that there have been federal ministers before who have run for office without a mandate in the bundestag. "That’s certainly no c.O.-criterion."
He wants to implement "what is particularly important to the CSU and our voters", said herrmann the "FAS. He is open to the question of whether he can imagine working for a ministry other than the interior ministry. After the federal elections, there were initially rumors that the CSU’s top candidate wanted to remain in munich as bavarian interior minister after all.
Herrmann did not win a mandate in the federal election in september because he had run for first place on the CSU list but did not run as a direct candidate. Despite its poor showing, the CSU won the direct mandate in all 46 constituencies in bavaria.