5th Dec 2023


Merz officially elected to lead Germany's CDU party

Corporate lawyer and party veteran Friedrich Merz was officially elected to head Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) on Monday, DPA reported. The 66-year old from the party's right wing will lead former chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc as it recovers from its worst-ever election result suffered last September. He defeated his two challengers back in December, but the postal vote was required legally to confirm the online ballot results.

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