Connect with us

Local News

Germany: Merkel’s party elects new leader | Goulburn Post



Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right party has elected Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader – sending a signal of continuity months before an election in which voters will decide who becomes the new chancellor. Laschet defeated Friedrich Merz, a conservative and one-time Merkel rival, at an online convention Saturday of the Christian Democratic Union. Laschet won 521 votes to Merz’s 466; a third candidate, prominent lawmaker Norbert Roettgen, was eliminated in a first round of voting. Saturday’s vote isn’t the final word on who will run as the centre-right candidate for chancellor in Germany’s September 26 election, but Laschet will either run for chancellor or will have a big say in…

Click here to view the original article.

Continue Reading

You might also like ...

Sydney news: Tsunami warning for Norfolk Island after three earthquakes hit near New Zealand
Melissa Caddick’s expensive artworks missing from Dover Heights home as investigation continues