Merkel left the post of head of the CDU

Меркель залишила пост очільника ХДС

The politician led the party for over 18 years

On 7 December the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel resigned as head of the party “Christian democratic Union” (CDU), said the “NV” with reference to Reuters.

The politician expressed gratitude for the opportunity to lead the CDU for 18 years – 13 of them in the role of Chancellor.

“For me it was a great pleasure and honor,” said Merkel.

The Chancellor also said that the CDU must look forward, not backward. With new people, but with the same values.

“In times such as now, we need to protect our liberal views and our way of life, both in his country and abroad,” concluded Angela Merkel.

Soon, the party will choose a new leader. The main contenders for the post of head called Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Friedrich Merz.

As reported 5.UA German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed by telephone with the Russian President the situation in the Kerch Strait. She stressed on the need for de-escalation and dialogue. The interlocutors discussed the possibility of analysis of the incident involving the Russian and Ukrainian border guards.