Party Merkel era ends today in Hamburg, the members of the Christian democratic Union is expected to elect a new leader.

Партийная эра Меркель завершается: сегодня в Гамбурге члены Христианско-демократического союза должны избрать нового лидера.

The end of an era Merkel: the CDU members today elect a new party leader
Elena Karaeva

Applicants for the post of party leader – three.

A former Chairman of the parliamentary faction of the CDU/CSU in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz, the current Secretary General of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and health Minister Jens span.

Most preferred, according to observers, are the chances of the 56-year-old Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

Партийная эра Меркель завершается: сегодня в Гамбурге члены Христианско-демократического союза должны избрать нового лидера.

Merkel and crump-Karrenbauer has always maintained a good working and personal otnosheniyam Reuters

Партийная эра Меркель завершается: сегодня в Гамбурге члены Христианско-демократического союза должны избрать нового лидера.

Angela Merkel points the way in the future of their party colleagues (Hamburg, Congress of the CDU)Photo Reuters

According to this, a candidate for the leader of the CDU, “we need to get rid of ballast that slows down our movement forward. The ballast is too heavy bureaucracy, a shortage of well-trained employees and too high production costs. These problems require immediate solutions.”

Партийная эра Меркель завершается: сегодня в Гамбурге члены Христианско-демократического союза должны избрать нового лидера.

Rivals-companions – Merz, crump, Karrenbauer and Chapoto Reuters

Main rival crump-Karrenbauer Friedrich Merz. He does not quite share the views of Merkel in the migration, he also believes that Berlin should review the political importance of the project “Northern stream-2”.

Speaking before the delegates of the Congress, Friedrich Merz, said: “We must clearly define our policy goals in the medium and long term, it needs to properly assess our current state.”

Jens span, the current Minister of health is one of the most dramatic intra-party critic of the steps of the present Chancellor both in domestic and in foreign policy, in particular, for a tougher policy towards Russia.

Партийная эра Меркель завершается: сегодня в Гамбурге члены Христианско-демократического союза должны избрать нового лидера.

A young cosmopolitan-traditionalist Jens Spyphoto Reuters

As he says Jens span, “I open the cosmopolitan, but for me the very important values of our country, as a family tradition I intend to adhere to the policy of openness to the world, but I also would like to preserve that connects us with our country. That’s why I’m running for the post of leader of the CDU”.

To become the new leader of the CDU, the winning candidate must gain an absolute number of votes of the participants of the party Congress.

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