Merkel seeks to scotch rumours of a rift with her party's new leader

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German chancellor dismisses as ‘rubbish’ claims she thinks CDU leader is not up to job

Angela Merkel has sought to scotch rumours of a rift with her party’s new leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, dismissing reports that she thinks her successor is not up to the job.

The chancellor defended calls by Kramp-Karrenbauer for a clampdown on opinionated YouTube clips ahead of elections, for which the latter has come under intense criticism.

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