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Angela Merkel's party elects a successor as it begins its exit from German politics: NPR

The German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats beckons Angela Merkel after her last speech as party leader on Friday in Hamburg. Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images Hide Caption Switch caption Thomas Lohnes / Getty Images The German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats beckons Angela Merkel after her last speech as party leader on Friday …

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Merkel's party chooses a new leader and a new era in Germany

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats decide on Friday to decide who will replace them as party leader, and is in pole position to become her successor as German Chancellor. Chancellor Angela Merkel visited on 6 December 2018 the party congress of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Hamburg (Germany). REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach The front runners are Annegret …

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Meet Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Merkel's protegee

Health Minister Jens Spahn, former parliamentary group leader Friedrich Merz and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Known as 'AKK' in German political circles, the 56 year old Kramp-Karrenbauer stands out from the bunch as she is seen as Merkel's personal preference for the party leadership and future chancellorship. Merkel nominated Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's secretary-general in February this year, sending a strong …

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German Voter Deal Angela Merkel's Coalition Another Setback

The poor showing in Hesse, home to Germany's financial industry, further exposes Ms. Merkel to a potential challenge to the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union, a possible step towards replacing her as chancellor. Ms. Merkel's conservatives dropped to 27% of the vote in Hesse, while the Social Democrats, the Chancellor's junior coalition partners in the federal government, fell to …

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Bavarian election: Voters deal blow to Merkel's allies, projected results show

Griff Witte Europe-focused correspondent with extensive experience in the Middle East and South Asia BERLIN – Voters in the southern German heartland of Bavaria deals a stinging blow Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies, humbling a party that has come under fire. Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Merkel's own, scrambled politics in a region that has been one of …

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Merkel's Bavarian Allies Bleed Votes to Center Left Greens and Far Right

BERLIN – Voters in Bavaria, the German state that formed the front line of the 2015 migration crisis, abandoned the governing conservatives in droves in an election on Sunday. The Christian Social Union, the Bavarian Sister Party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservative – The Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor 36.2 percent, initial exit polls suggested. The …

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Merkel's Bayern-CSU suffers "massive losses"

Image copyright EPA Caption The CSU seems to have lost support both on the right and on the left Angela Merkel's sister party suffered massive losses in the Bavarian state elections, polls show in a strike against the Chancellor The CSU loses its absolute majority in the state parliament. The Greens stormed into second place and the anti-immigration AfD first …

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Humiliation of the Bavarian poll for Angela Merkel's conservative allies | world news

Angela Merkel's conservative partners in Bavaria have had their worst result in a humiliating federal election result for more than six decades, which should further weaken the contested German coalition government. The Christian-Social Union has received only 35.5% of the vote After first election polls, it has thus lost the absolute majority that it had enjoyed since the Second World …

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Merkel's Bavarian allies brave for bruising in state election

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies are heading for their worst state election result in more than 60 years in a regional vote. Markus Soeder, top candidate of the Christian Social Union Party (CSU), Nuremberg, Germany, October 14, 2018. REUTERS / Wolfgang Rattay According to the latest polls, the Christian Social Union (CSU) should be around 34 percent …

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Merkel's Bavarian allies arm themselves for election bloodshed

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bavaria's Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to achieve her worst election result in more than 60 years on Sunday in a regional vote, which should boost tensions in the fragile German coalition government. The chairman of the Christian-Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer and the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder appear in an election campaign of the CSU on …

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