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German chancellor election: CDU’s Laschet secures place on ballot after party top brass pick him over CSU-friendly rival Soeder

Germany’s center-right CDU/CSU Union will field CDU chairman Armin Laschet as its candidate for chancellorship at the upcoming general election. He was overwhelmingly supported by his party’s bosses. The CDU executive board held a six-hour virtual debate on Monday evening to discuss whether to nominate Laschet or CSU leader Markus Soeder as the alliance’s candidate […]

German election: CDU backs Armin Laschet as its candidate to succeed Merkel

Armin Laschet, leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), on Monday evening secured the ticket to be his party’s candidate to succeed Angela Merkel in September’s election. Laschet won 77.5 per cent of the vote at an internal party meeting. His rival, Markus Söder, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) — the CDU’s […]

German conservatives Laschet and Soeder put themselves forward to succeed Merkel

The contest to succeed Angela Merkel as the centre-right candidate for Chancellor in this September’s Bundestag election has been opened after the leaders of both Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Sunday they were ready to run for the post. Speaking after attending a meeting of the executive committee […]

Germany’s ruling party picks centrist Armin Laschet as its new leader

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has elected a new chairman, picking centrist politician Armin Laschet, the premier of Germany’s most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia, as its new leader. The first-ever digital election was held by CDU on Saturday, with Laschet defeating his main contender, hardliner conservative Friedrich Merz, in a runoff ballot. The centrist politician […]

Armin Laschet confirmed as leader of Angela Merkel’s CDU party

Armin Laschet has become the new leader of the Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) party in Germany. He takes the helm months before an election to decide who will replace Ms Merkel as chancellor, when she steps down later this year.  While the vote confrming the new CDU leader is not the final word on […]

Armin Laschet elected new leader of Germany’s CDU party

Armin Laschet has been chosen as the new leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union party. The decision as to who would take up the mantle of leadership of the CDU – the party of current chancellor Angela Merkel’s – comes months before an election to see who will be the country’s new chancellor. Seen […]

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