Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer waves in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after the run-off of the election of a new party leader during the 31st Party Congress of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Hamburg, Germany on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Germany’s Angela Merkel to be succeeded by long-time ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

  • Of the 999 votes cast at a party conference in Hamburg, 517 – or 52 per cent – were in favour of Kramp-Karrenbauer
  • Securing this job represents a major step toward becoming chancellor once Merkel bows out of power in 2021
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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer waves in front of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, after the run-off of the election of a new party leader during the 31st Party Congress of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Hamburg, Germany on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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