German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel visits the venue where the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress takes place in Hamburg. A vote on December 7 will determine Angela Merkel's successor as head of her party after 18 years at the helm, with the German chancellor's own political fate and legacy on the line. Photo: AFP

End of an era: Angela Merkel passes torch to new party leader

  • After 18 years at the helm of the Christian Democratic Union, Angela Merkel hand off party leadership
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German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel visits the venue where the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress takes place in Hamburg. A vote on December 7 will determine Angela Merkel's successor as head of her party after 18 years at the helm, with the German chancellor's own political fate and legacy on the line. Photo: AFP
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