German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 7 December said his last speech as head of the party “Christian democratic Union” and left the post.
Merkel podakova party members for the opportunity to lead the “Christian democratic Union” (CDU) for 18 years. In particular, 13 of which she was Chancellor, informs “Public”.
“It was a great pleasure and honor for me,” said Merkel.
It also Sauvage that the party should look forward, not back: with new people, but with the same values.
“In times such as now, we need to protect our liberal views and our life order in his country and abroad,” added Cutlery.
On the same day at the party Congress will choose a new leader of the Union. The main contenders for the post I think Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, to imitate the policy of its predecessor, and Friedrich Merz, who is known as the opponent of the policies of Merkel.
In the spring of 2019 will also elect the leadership of the European Union, and the candidacy of Angela Merkel can be seen there as one of the key. About it reported the correspondents of the Brussels Bureau of the publication Politico, describing the situation around the European Parliament elections.
October 14 in the German Federal state of Bavaria, was chosen by the Parliament. The ruling party of Bavaria, the Christian social Union, which is headed by a full Minister of foreign Affairs Gorst Selover for the first time lost the absolute majority since the Second world war.
This is a significant defeat for Chancellor Angela Merkel, as her party “Christian democratic Union” is in Alliance with the CSU. One of the reasons for the defeat of the ruling party in Bavaria was the discontent of local residents, the migration policy of the government of Merkel, especially such attitudes are inherent in the mountain areas of Bavaria, where in 2015 there were camps for thousands of refugees.
Also for the first time in the Bavarian Landtag got provopoulos the party “Alternative for Germany” (ADN), won 11 %, which is an antagonist of Merkel’s policy in relation to refugees. According to a survey by German TV channel ARD in September 2018 activities of CDU/CSU support 28% of Germans.