The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (German: Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands, CDU) is a Christian democratic and liberal-conservative political party in Germany. It is the major catch-all party of the centre-right in German politics. The CDU forms the CDU/CSU grouping, also known as the Union, in the Bundestag with its Bavarian counterpart the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU).
The CDU supports the European Union. The party calls itself 'the party of the European Idea'.
The CDU wants to continue to import 'skilled workers' so 'no job remains vacant due to lack of skilled workers'.
The CDU supported the introduction of female quotas in companies.
The party has an internal organisation called 'Muslims in the Union' (The Union being the CDU/CSU grouping). Multiple members have connections to the DITIB, a Muslim organisation in Germany with close connections to Turkish president Erdogan, and the Grey Wolves, a far-right Turkish nationalist group.
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