Amigos periodistas, locutores y tertulianos, ya hay sucesora de Angela Merkel. Se llama Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer y convendría apuntarse a un curso de pronunciación correcta o, en todo caso, aproximada.
BREAKING: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been chosen to take over as the new leader of Angela Merkels party, the @CDU. #CDUbpt18 More to follow at
The 56-year-old was the favourite for party leader and Ms Merkel's choice to succeed her.
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer was seen as Ms Merkel's heir apparent and protégé Germany's ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its new party leader, ending Angela Merkel's 18-year reign.
She called for party unity in her first address as leader and brought Mr Merz and her other opponent, Health Minister Jens Spahn, to the stage, saying she would be "very happy" if they joined her in this task.
"Domestically, AKK is likely to sharpen the social policy profile of the CDU and she can appeal to some on the party’s more conservative wing," Jorns Fleck, an expert on German politics, told Newsweek.
Meet Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkels successor as CDU chief: - She wants to give all citizens a sense of being at home in Germany - She values community and inclusiveness - 52% of CDU supporters said shed make a good chancellor
BREAKING: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected to take over from Angela Merkel as leader of Germanys Christian Democrats
German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes final speech to her party as its leader after 18 years at the helm. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a Merkel ally, was elected as the new leader of Merkels center-right party.
Peter Sparding, a fellow with the Germany-based German Marshall Fund, told Newsweek the new CDU leader is likely to push the ruling party rightward.
“The times today are challenging for our country, for our party, with the AfD on the right and a polarization of society,” Merkel warned in her speech.
Earlier, during her farewell speech as party leader, Ms Merkel praised AKK for her 2017 electoral success in Saarland, in a clear hint of the chancellor's personal preference.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer chosen to succeed Angela Merkel as CDU party leader; Merkel remains chancellor for now.
World, meet Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, new leader of the German Christian Democrats. She succeeds Angela Merkel. Have fun pronouncing her name.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is the new leader of Germanys Christian Democratic Union, succeeding Angela Merkel, who spent 18 years as its leader. ◾️She was the 1st woman to serve as a top German security official ◾️She opposes gay marriage ◾️She supports limiting migration
Angela Merkel received a stunning eight minute standing ovation as she stood down as chairperson of Germanys ruling CDU party. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been named as her successor, but who is she? Find out here:
But for the first time since 1971, CDU delegates were on Friday given the opportunity to elect their new party leader from among several candidates.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption CDU delegates had three candidates to consider: Jens Spahn (L), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Friedrich Merz "I would have liked to win, but it was still fun," Mr Merz told his peers, asking them to back the new party leader.
“Acepto la elección y les agradezco su confianza”: así se ha dirigido la sucesora de Angela Merkel al frente de la CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a los miembros de su partido y a la canciller. Este fue su discurso de agradecimiento al ser elegida. (eal)
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Judith Hoerning, a 23-year-old delegate, told NBC News that while Merkel had "shaped the party in a good way" she believed her decision to step down was "courageous and right because the party needs transformation now.”
Germany’s ruling Christian Democratic Union elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to take over as the party’s leader from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
German party leaders, including Merkel, have traditionally been selected through backroom deals and faced no competition during confirmation votes at party conventions.
HAMBURG, Germany — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s final speech as leader of her party was met with an 11-minute standing ovation on Friday.
Just in: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a close ally of Angela Merkel, has been elected as the new leader of the ruling Christian Democrat Union party in Germany, putting her in pole position to be the next chancellor.
The election of Kramp-Karrenbauer as the new leader of the CDU is significant because the head of the party is often elected also known colloquially as AKK, is an ally of Merkel, who is likely to continue the chancellor's policies.