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Germany: Merkel's party chooses conservative Merz as leader

Dec. 17, 2021 14:38 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Members of Germany's biggest opposition party, the center-right Christian Democratic Union of former Chancellor Angela Merkel, have chosen prominent conservative Friedrich Merz as its new leader, the party said Friday. Merz's election with a strong mandate appears to...

Race to lead Merkel's party in German opposition takes shape

Nov. 12, 2021 10:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former German environment minister and outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff both announced that they will run for the leadership of Merkel's center-right party on Friday as the race to head it in opposition started to take shape. The...

Germany: Merkel's party to choose new leader by late January

Nov. 02, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party is turning to a ballot of its entire membership to choose a new leader after crashing to defeat and its worst-ever national election result in September. It expects to have a new leader by late January. ...