Thursday, December 06 2018

Factbox: Germany's CDU elects new leader to succeed Merkel

Written by Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Christian Democrats meet on Friday to decide who succeeds Angela Merkel as party leader, a race that will put the winner in pole position to succeed her as chancellor.

Merkel, 64, is not seeking re-election to the post but wants to stay on as chancellor for the remainder of the parliamentary term. The next federal election is due by October 2021.

Here are key facts on the candidates seeking to succeed Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and details of the party’s voting process.

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