CDU

    • Merkel's party wins key state vote 3 months before national elections

      Merkel's party wins key state vote 3 months before national elections

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives scored a better-than-forecast win in a key state election on Sunday, helping to set the stage for the national ballot in about three months, dpa reported. Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) under Premier Reiner Haseloff in the small eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt secured 36% of the vote, representing a hefty 6.2% plus since the last election in 2016, according to public television poll projections.

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    • Laschet succeeds Merkel as German CDU party leader

      Laschet succeeds Merkel as German CDU party leader

      Centrist Armin Laschet was elected chairman of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) on Saturday, succeeding Angela Merkel and putting him on course to run as the conservative party’s candidate for chancellor in federal elections in September. The son of a miner, Laschet, who is committed to continuing Merkel's centrist policies was seen as the party establishment's candidate.

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    • Merkel's CDU to elect new leader today

      Merkel's CDU to elect new leader today

      Germany’s Christian Democrats elect a new chairman on Saturday, aiming to unite their conservative party behind a new leader who they hope can succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor when she steps down after federal elections in September. The race to lead Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), however, appears wide open.

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    • Armin Laschet emerges as frontrunner to succeed Merkel

      Armin Laschet emerges as frontrunner to succeed Merkel

      Armin Laschet is fast emerging as the frontrunner in the race to be the ruling Christian Democrats’ (CDU) candidate for chancellor in Germany’s federal election next year after Angela Merkel stands down, party sources said cited by news wires. The North Rhine-Westphalia premier, who presents himself as a continuity candidate, is slowly building a majority among the CDU’s voting delegates ahead of December’s vote on the party leadership.

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    • Who will sit at the CDU's helm

      Who will sit at the CDU's helm

      Several well known figures among the conservatives party lines have immediately expressed interest and willingness to succeed Angela Merkel as CDU's leader. According to analysts, the race at the party's December conference will be a very tight one. Here come those who are currently considered as having reasonable chances to head the conservatives.

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