Merkel’s replacement elected ruling occasion leader – BBC Knowledge

The elected chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (L) waves next to German Chancellor Angela MerkelChecklist copyright

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Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer modified into once viewed as Ms Merkel’s heir apparent

Germany’s ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as their unique occasion leader, but Angela Merkel plans to serve out her interval of time as chancellor till 2021.

The CDU frequent secretary obtained 517 of the 999 votes solid.

She narrowly defeated Friedrich Merz, a millionaire lawyer, who bought 482 votes on the occasion conference.

Because the pinnacle of Germany’s finest occasion, Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer might maybe also change into the next German chancellor.

The 56-year-stale former prime minister of the snarl of Saarland modified into once a occasion current and Ms Merkel’s replacement for succession.

Earlier for the interval of her farewell speech as occasion leader, Mrs Merkel praised Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer – who’s identified as AKK – for her 2017 electoral success in Saarland, in a transparent ticket of the chancellor’s interior most preference in the management speed.

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