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The three candidates as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Friedrich Merz (C), Norbert Roettgen (L) and North Rhine-Westphalia's State Premier Armin Laschet stand behind the stage during the vote of the delegates on the second day of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's 33rd congress held online because of the coronavirus pandemic, in Berlin(AFP)

End of Merkel era: German CDU to pick new party leader on Saturday

Reuters | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Merkel, the continent's predominant politician and a consistent winner with German voters since taking office in 2005, has said she will not run again.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference following the Hesse state election in Berlin.(REUTERS)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference following the Hesse state election in Berlin.(REUTERS)

Germany’s Angela Merkel says she will step down as chancellor in 2021

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Angela Merkel has been chairwoman of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) since 2000 and chancellor since 2005.
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