Merkel Loyalist/Macron Friend Armin Laschet Wins CDU Crown
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Armin Laschet elected leader of Merkel’s CDU party – BBC News
Centrist Armin Laschet has been elected leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU), the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Mr Laschet, premier of North Rhine-Westphalia state, defeated two rivals in the party’s virtual conference. He is now in a good position in the race to succeed Mrs Merkel when she steps down as German chancellor in September, after 16 years in office.
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