Values Union

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Logo, featuring the CDU's main election slogan from 1976, "Freiheit statt Sozialismus" ("Freedom, not Socialism"), borrowing from the term Free World used during the Cold War to refer to NATO/the West

The Values Union (German: WerteUnion) is a German registered association[1] that considers itself to be a "conservative grassroots movement"[2] within the Christian Democratic Union of Germany and the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, collectively known as the Union.[3] It has been described as Germany's Tea Party.[4] The Values Union is no official party affiliation and its role within the Union parties is highly controversial.[2][3] It was founded in 2017 and has around 4,000 official members.[3] In the 2018 leadership election the Values Union announced its support for Friedrich Merz.[5]


Federal presidency:

Former members:

  • Alexander Mitsch,[8] co-founder and first federal president of Values Union[9]


  1. ^ Unzufriedene CDU-Konservative: Was die Werteunion ist und was sie will, ZDF
  2. ^ a b "Kritik an Werteunion: CDU-Politiker fordern Auflösung". (in German). Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  3. ^ a b c "Werteunion - Max Otte, die CDU und die AfD". Deutschlandfunk (in German). Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  4. ^ Schaer, Cathrin (2021-06-13). "Germany's Tea Party seeks to move country to the right". The New European. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  5. ^ Chef der Werteunion bevorzugt Merz als neuen CDU-Chef
  6. ^ WELT (2019-10-13). "Alexander Mitsch: Vorsitzender der Werteunion verliert CDU-Posten". DIE WELT (in German). Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  7. ^ "Werteunion - Max Otte, die CDU und die AfD". Deutschlandfunk (in German). Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  8. ^ "Ex-Vorsitzender Alexander Mitsch verlässt die Werte-Union". Der Tagesspiegel Online (in German). 2021-07-05. ISSN 1865-2263. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  9. ^ "Ex-Werteunion-Chef Mitsch: Werteunion sollte sich auflösen". (in German). Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  10. ^ a b "Max Otte als AfD-Kandidat – Zerbröselt die Werteunion?". (in German). Retrieved 2022-01-27.

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