Armin Laschet, leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), won the backing of senior party members at an internal meeting to run as the conservative candidate to succeed Angela Merkel at a September federal election, party sources said on Tuesday.
The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU secured the backing of the party's top brass on Monday, party sources said, in a key boost for his campaign to succeed the veteran leader at elections in September.
The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, who wants to be their next candidate for chancellor in a September election, said on Sunday the party should make their choice of candidate very soon.
Members of Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) are hitting back at Health Minister Jens Spahn's suggestion that Germany should not sign on to the United Nations' Global Compact for Migration after all.
Grueling overnight talks between the leaders of the conservative CDU and the center-left SPD in Germany appear to have succeeded, with the two parties announcing on Wednesday morning that they will attempt to form a ‘grand coalition’ government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised at a congress of her conservative party on Monday to reduce substantially the number of migrants entering Germany, responding to rank-and-file concerns about the influx of a million refugees this year alone.