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Armin Laschet, Angela Merkel loyalist, is new CDU leader

by Oui on Sat Jan 16th, 2021 at 09:51:16 PM EST
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So does anyone know anything about his policies? I find mostly platitudes.

And what happened to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer? Wasn't she the annointed successor to Merkel?

by fjallstrom on Wed Jan 20th, 2021 at 01:14:53 PM EST
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Why Angela Merkel's Succession Plan Failed | Foreign Policy |

He will lead the party as centrist with much of the same instinct as Angela Merkel ... the party is yet to elect the leader for the general election and most likely Merkel's successor as Chancellor.

Armin Laschet
CDU chairman Armin Laschet, a staunch supporter of Angela Merkel, heads Germany's most populous state. Conservatives routinely underestimated the jovial 59-year-old, famous for his belief in integration and compromise. But recently, his liberal non-interventionist instincts have led to him eating his words more than once during the coronavirus crisis.
by Oui on Wed Jan 20th, 2021 at 03:17:17 PM EST
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