The successor of Merkel: Kramp-Karrenbauer is the new president of the CDU –

  • On Friday, the CDU elects its new president
  • Friedrich Merz, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Jens Spahn were the favorites
  • Kramp-Karrenbauer managed to prevail in the runoff against Friedrich Merz and succeeded Angela Merkel
  • Jens Spahn has a respectable result

Hamburg. Merz, Kramp-Karrenbauer, Spahn. Nothing bothered them CDU in the last days as much as these three names.

Angela Merkel had announced in October that she like CDU-Chairman will resign. On Friday, 1001 delegates elected their successor in Hamburg: Annegret Kramp-KarrenbauerOther favorites were Friedrich Merz and Jens Spahn. This last, however, was mistaken as a stranger, so it led to the first scrutiny but a surprising and respectable success.

Even the election of the new CDU leader is decisive because probably Merkel's successor will also become the new candidate for the party chancellor.

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Saturday, December 8th


Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is the new president of the CDU. Friday evening he clarified that the future chancellor is considered. "If I had not dared to do it, then I would not have run for the presidency of the party," he said on ZDF and told Arda Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: "This is an affirmation that goes with the party's leadership. ".

Friday 7 December


Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU), which was clearly pronounced for Friedrich Merz before the election, shown after the victory of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer like a just loser. Schäuble said in a ZDF interview with Marietta Slomka: "I took a different position before the election." It was an "open debate" with a limited result. the CDU I had a very good personal debate. And now the result is good, so Schäuble.


There were also conciliatory words by Jens Spahn. He congratulated himself Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and wishes her "much success and God's blessing for the next tasks". The competition of the last few weeks has been enriching and invigorating for the CDU,

Spahn was elected by 89% in the presence of the CDU. Speaking about his remixer Friedrich Merz Spahn said: "That Friedrich Merz was one of the three candidates, the party did well", said the Health Minister in an interview with n-tv. "I also saw people on the field at events that said," This is exciting, especially with Friedrich Merz. "And I wish it was preserved."


Friedrich Merz has now commented on his defeat on Twitter. At the beginning he congratulated himself Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: "Congratulations Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and good luck and success for this big, important task. "Merz praised the struggle for the successor's brand:" It was a fair competition, which was a lot of fun. Many thanks also to Jens Spahn. Together we showed and experimented how much energy there is in the CDU.

Looking to the future, Merz has looked to the future. "Now, stay together, look forward and reunite so that the CDU, as a great People's Party of the Center, take the initiative and win the upcoming major elections." Merz has left his political future open until now.


Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer it is now on the front line CDUHis electoral victory should have involved particularly frugal minors abroad, at least for heads of state and journalists. After all, the name of the new head of CDU is a true tongue twister. Even at home many stop on the concentrated load "R" in their name.

Do foreign countries despair of the debate? With this question it was Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in the evening in the ZDF program "What time?" He addressed. His reaction: "I trust the fluidity of my colleagues". Alternatively, you could refer to the abbreviation AKK.

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Reactions to the outcome of the election of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer There is a lot to follow from Angela Merkel. Above all, AfD celebrates the vote of the CDU delegates. Because the right-wing populists laugh in fist, you'll find out here >>>

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Following the election of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to the new one The head of the CDU has occupied many other things: the gift of goodbye to Angela Merkel.

An original witness was given to her by the director of the Kent Nagano orchestra. Nagano had used the club in the opening concert of the G20 summit. Why this gift?

Volker Bouffier said that the gift should symbolize the task of Angela Merkel as director at the helm of the CDU, but also have a link with a private passion Merkels, classical music appreciates the work.

However, the choice of the gift also caused irritation. Because right at the top of the G20 in Hamburg, they had been turned. There had been a strong criticism that Angela Merkel enjoyed classical music in Elbphilharmonie, while the riots were raging in the city.


After the election of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer As the new leader of the CDU party, the question arises: who will become the Secretary General? Kramp-Karrenbauer In response to a request from a delegate, he said he wanted to decide on the Saturday that he would propose.


The first supporters say their:


The name of the tongue twister Kramp-Karrenbauer rhetorically we will let it stumble very often in the future. The journalist ZDF has therefore this service available for colleagues who speak English:


What is already emerging: Friedrich Merz probably does not want to be involved in the leadership of the CDU. In any case, there were no indications in his final speech.



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