Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel after being elected as leader of the Christian Democratic Union in 2018. Photo: Reuters

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was Angela Merkel’s chosen successor. Now she’s quit

  • The leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union was poised to become chancellor until a crisis over ties with far right led her to step down
  • Regional CDU lawmakers last week went rogue and voted alongside MPs from the AfD to oust a far-left state premier in tiny central Thuringia
Topic |   Germany
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel after being elected as leader of the Christian Democratic Union in 2018. Photo: Reuters
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