Friedrich Merz, one of three top candidates to take over as head of Germany's centre-right Christian Democratic Union, arrives for a meeting in Berlin on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse

The ‘anti-Merkel’: two private jets but I’m only ‘upper middle class’, says German conservative contender Friedrich Merz

  • Friedrich Merz, front runner to take over leadership of Germany’s main conservative party, says ‘middle class’ is more about moral values than monetary ones
  • Merz, who made a fortune in the financial sector with annual earnings topping US$1million, stands in contrast to frugal Angela Merkel
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Friedrich Merz, one of three top candidates to take over as head of Germany's centre-right Christian Democratic Union, arrives for a meeting in Berlin on Monday. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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