BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party on Saturday elected its ally Armen Lashit as its next leader, leaving Germany’s race for the top post in Europe’s deadliest epidemic. Plays the role of a large economy.
In a close race, Lechitt, the prime minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, 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.
Merz campaigned on Merkel’s promise to deviate from the charitable path and move to the right, and wrote in a column for Der Spiegel that “being happy like this” is just as inappropriate as every one at the center. A vague claim to time. ” .
In contrast, Lachett promised to continue Merkel’s moderate curriculum.
In a speech a few minutes before Saturday’s vote, Lashit called for “continuity” and highlighted the challenge of retaining CDU voters without Merkel.
“What do we need a continuum of success?”
Meanwhile, Merez sought to highlight his low level of support among women in the party by highlighting the good relationship with his wife and daughter – which caused some uproar 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 to go online due to epidemics, Merkel hinted at 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 Lescott had “the tools” to become chancellor. Merkel, 66, the youngest and first female chancellor of Germany, is considering resigning after four terms and 16 years in office following the September general election.