Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor. Photo: Bloomberg Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor. Photo: Bloomberg
Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor. Photo: Bloomberg
Germany

Angela Merkel’s departure splits Germany’s conservatives in battle for country’s top job

  • Markus Soeder and CDU party chairman Armin Laschet both declared their bid for the chancellorship at a news conference in Berlin on Sunday
  • The CDU and the CSU traditionally field a joint candidate for chancellor, but Soeder’s entry into the race signals a gloves-off contest between two sister parties

Topic |   Germany
Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor. Photo: Bloomberg Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor. Photo: Bloomberg
Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor. Photo: Bloomberg
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