In Hamburg during the Congress of the Christian democratic Union of Germany (CDU) Federal Chancellor of the country Angela Merkel has resigned as party Chairman. The Congress elected her successor, which in the future will also have more chances to take the post of Chancellor in 2021.
According to Spiegel Online, the new Chairman of the party elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, whose candidature was supported by Merkel. For crump, Karrenbauer voted 52% of the participants of the Congress, over its competitor, the former Chairman of the CDU in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz — 48%. It is expected that crump-Karrenbauer will continue the policy of Angela Merkel and will lead the party to elections in 2021, where it will be a good chance to become its successor is also in an armchair of the Chancellor.
We will remind, on October 28 in Berlin met the Executive Committee of the CDU, which discussed unsuccessful results of the party in the local elections. During this meeting, the Chancellor Angele Merkel, who for 18 years was the head of the CDU, has announced his intention to resign from the post. During a visit in Kiev, she explained Ukrainian students why he decided to leave. In its place was claimed by three politicians.