AKK's resignation sparks battle for soul of German conservatism

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Shock resignation plunges CDU – and country – into a period of profound political uncertainty

The battle over the future direction of conservative politics in Germany is in full swing following the decision of Angela Merkel’s would-be successor to withdraw from the leadership of the Christian Democrats.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s surprise resignation on Monday as CDU leader and potential chancellor candidate has plunged the country into a period of profound political uncertainty, and left the party faithful heatedly wrangling over whether to continue their centrist course or embrace a tougher form of conservatism in order to win back voters who have drifted to the hard-right Alternative für Deutschland.

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