Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected Merkel's successor as Christian Democrat leader

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected Merkel's successor as Christian Democrat leader
 

An ally of Angela Merkel has been elected as leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats, beating her closest rival in the second round of a party vote.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer beat millionaire businessman Friedrich Merz in the second round. Health minister Jens Spahn was knocked out in the first round.
Kramp-Karrenbauer does not automatically become chancellor but is tipped to eventually take the office when Merkel either stands down or is forced out, assuming her role as the most powerful politician in Europe.
Merkel has expressed her determination to stay on as chancellor for the... read more

 
7 December 2018 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Guardian
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