Armin Laschet speaks during a CDU party virtual party congress in Berlin. Photo: AFP Armin Laschet speaks during a CDU party virtual party congress in Berlin. Photo: AFP
Armin Laschet speaks during a CDU party virtual party congress in Berlin. Photo: AFP
Germany

Merkel’s ally Armin Laschet wins race to lead her party, kicking off German election campaign

  • Laschet – the state premier of Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia – has pledged to continue Merkel’s moderate course
  • Merkel, elected as Germany’s youngest and first female chancellor in 2005, is planning to stand down after four terms and 16 years in the job

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Armin Laschet speaks during a CDU party virtual party congress in Berlin. Photo: AFP Armin Laschet speaks during a CDU party virtual party congress in Berlin. Photo: AFP
Armin Laschet speaks during a CDU party virtual party congress in Berlin. Photo: AFP
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