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Merkel's Successors Are Waiting for Her to Step Down or Stumble

Merkel's Successors Are Waiting for Her to Step Down or Stumble

Angela Merkel watched from the sidelines on an icy afternoon in Berlin this week as the woman tipped by many to replace her brought more than 1,000 Christian Democratic Union delegates to their feet.
Merkel Pledges Renewal for CDU in Nod to Party Dissenters

Merkel Pledges Renewal for CDU in Nod to Party Dissenters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to renew her Christian Democratic Union after installing a potential successor in the party leadership and elevating a conservative critic to the cabinet in a
Who’s Who in the Looming Battle for the Soul of Merkel’s Party

Who’s Who in the Looming Battle for the Soul of Merkel’s Party

Angela Merkel faces a balancing act when she doles out cabinet posts to her Christian Democratic Union, seeking to placate conservative critics while maintaining her centrist approach to policy.
Two women emerge as favorites to lead the CDU after Merkel’s reign ends

Two women emerge as favorites to lead the CDU after Merkel’s reign ends

It may seem like Angela Merkel is a permanent fixture in the heart of Europe—but her reign can’t last forever. The German chancellor has been…