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Friedrich Merz, the Chancellery in the lead

2021-01-08T05:17:07.710Z

PORTRAIT - Favorite of the election for the presidency of the CDU, whose congress will be held on January 15 and 16, the champion of the right wing of the party resolutely opposes the centrist line of Angela Merkel.



Germany's political future will be decided on January 15 and 16 when the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel's party, chooses a new president at its national congress.

Because the winner will have a good chance to move to the Chancellery next fall.

Covid obliges, the meeting will be held according to a new formula: the “Digitalparteitag” (digital congress).

In a room of the Berlin fair, will be only the party leadership and the three candidates running to succeed Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, known as "AKK".

She took over from Angela Merkel in December 2018 before announcing last February that she wanted to leave the head of the CDU and gave up leading the party to the elections on September 26.

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Three men are running for the presidency: Friedrich Merz, 65, Armin Laschet, 59, and Norbert Röttgen, 55.

The first is a former leader of the parliamentary group, dismissed from this post in 2002 by Angela Merkel;

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Source: lefigaro

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