Mrs Merkel announced last week that she would not seek re-election as a leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)…
Mrs Merkel announced last week that she would not seek re-election as a leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in December, but would remain as Chancellor until 2021, despite earlier saying that the two roles would not be separated.
Significant disappointing losses in two recent regional elections forced Mrs Merkel to make the announcement, which has given rise to candidates who hope to replace her.
Her position as chancellor looks increasingly weak and political analysts have said she will not see her premiership.
This position has been further weakened by a new survey conducted by the Insa Institute for the German newspaper Bild, which shows 62.2 percent of almost 4000 people who were requested, believes that Mrs Merkel should fall away when her CDU successor is selected . 1
9659005] The party meets next month to choose a new leader after Mrs Merkel’s shock statement that she would not stand for another term.
As soon as the news broke, the candidates hoped to announce their managerial bids.
Annegret Kramp-Kartenbauer, Mrs Merkel, close to allied and preferred elections, threw her hat in the leadership ring, but concludes that she would like to take over as chancellor at a press conference yesterday.
The 56-year-old said she could work with Mrs Merkel and praised her leadership and said, “This is the end of the era.”
“My experience is the one who always stands on the shoulders of his predecessor.
” We need to elaborate a way for people to feel at home, people who have lived long and people who have come later. “
She added: “Mrs Merkel is the elected Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and as long as she has the majority in the Bundestag for that, she will certainly be it.”
But analysts said it would be more difficult for Mrs Merkel to stick to power over favorite Friedrich Merz succeeds
CDU Secretary General, 62, appeared in a separate poll for Funke magazine with 36 percent support, in front of Kramp-Karrenbauer, who was close behind by 33 percent.
Health Minister Jens Spahn , 38, has also threw his hat in the ring to replace Merkel.
He has been a pronounced critic of Mrs Merkel but it is unclear if he has enough support to replace her.
The one who t ar over from Merkel has a great task in front of them to turn the party’s fortune around after revealing support for CDU has fallen to a new lid.
Support for Mrs Merkel’s party now stands at just 24.5 percent, a decrease of 31 percent a year ago and 26 percent last month, according to a weekly survey by INSA / YouGov on the image of Bild.
Meanwhile, critics have warned Mrs Merkel if she works as chancellor, the German government will collapse.
At a press conference in Berlin earlier this week, she responded by admitting the “risk” of a D trying to explain her U-turn.
She said, “Yes, I am seriously different from my deep conviction that the party chair and chancellor belong together.”
“This is no risk without a doubt. But after weighing all the pros and cons, I have come to the conclusion that it is reasonable to risk this.”