BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party on Saturday elected its ally Armin Laschitt as its next leader, leaving Germany’s biggest job race in Europe’s top due to a deadly epidemic. Plays the role of a large economy.
In a close race, Lechitt, the prime minister of Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, defeated Merkel’s Nemesis Friedrich Merz after the first round, in which Merz won by just five votes.
The third most promising candidate, foreign affairs expert Norbert Rutgen, was eliminated.
Merez campaigned on Merkel’s promise to deviate from the charitable path and move to the right, and wrote in a Der Spiegel column that “being happy like this” is just as inappropriate as being at the center all the time. Vague claim to possession. ” .
In contrast, Lachett promised to continue Merkel’s moderate curriculum.
In a speech a few minutes before Saturday’s vote, Lachett called for “continuity” and highlighted the challenge of retaining CDU voters without Merkel.
“What do we need a continuum of success,” he said, directly rejecting Mers’s vision.
Meanwhile, Merez sought to highlight his low level of support among women in the party by highlighting his good relationship with his wife and daughter – which has led to some confusion on social media.
“Certainly, every conflicting husband and father is a movement for women’s rights in practice.”
At the opening of the two-day congress on Friday, which was forced online due to epidemics, Merkel indicated her opposition to the border because she had appealed to delegates to stay on the centrist course.
“As the people’s party at the center, we naturally seek solutions that balance conflicts and always … promote social harmony,” he said.
“It has always distinguished us as a governing party,” Merkel added.
Giving another indication of her choice, Merkel said she hoped “a team will be selected that will take the fate of our proud party into its own hands.” Although he did not give his name, the phone appeared to indicate support for Lashit, who has campaigned on a joint ticket with Health Minister Janice Spin as his deputy.
Merkel had previously said that Lachett had “the tools” to become chancellor. Merkel, 66, Germany’s youngest and first female chancellor, is considering resigning after four terms and 16 years in office following the September general election.