Markus Söder at Markus Lanz – no matter how often Bavaria’s Prime Minister still appears there, one program in particular will remain in the memory. Almost exactly two years ago Söder there his ambitions for the chancellor candidacy, which he had always denied until then, was openly revealed for the first time. Peppered with many swipes at his competitor Armin Laschet. It was the start of a fierce and dirty power struggle that Söder lost, but in the end Laschet lost too. Because he didn’t become chancellor either, to which the well-aimed shots from his Bavarian rival made a significant contribution.