Angela Merkel’s Party Elects New Leader

By | January 16, 2021

Angela Merkel’s Party Elects New Leader. Angela Merkel’s continuity candidate, the centrist conservative Armin Laschet, has beaten one of her longest-standing rivals in the contest to lead Germany’s Christian Democratic Union. In a digitally-held party congress, Laschet beat the conservative hardliner Friedrich Merz by 521 to 466 votes in a run-off vote, following a strong […]

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