Armin Laschet (60, CDU) is loyal to his homeland.
He lives in a row house in Aachen-Burtscheid, the district where he was born. When he sees the spiers of the cathedral, he feels at home. The candidate for chancellor is impressed that the 1200 year old church has survived wars and plagues and is still standing. The election campaign must have seemed like a pretty bad battle to Laschet so far. The polls for the Union are a disaster, his personal values in the basement. He’s under pressure when we meet him for an interview in the shadow of the cathedral.
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