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CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says that on some days she speaks more frequently with Angela Merkel than with her own husband. (AFP-Michael Kappeler)

Angela Merkel’s preferred successor says won’t seek post before 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said Sunday that she would not seek the top job before Merkel’s term ends in 2021.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

As Merkel readies to bow out, ‘Angela I’ hits the stage

As Chancellor Angela Merkel readies to slowly leave the political stage and her party consigns her immigration policy to history, a German theatre is putting on a play that already suggests the end of an era: “Angela I.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

End of an era: Angela Merkel passes torch to new party leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party Friday after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

State poll threatens second blow to weakened Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday faces a second regional election within a fortnight set to inflict more pain on her shaky coalition and strengthen centrifugal forces that could yet tear it apart.

Angela Merkel’s leadership under threat over migrant policy

Angela Merkel's leadership is under threat after her alliance partner gave her two weeks to agree to turn away refugees at Germany's borders.

Angela Merkel vows to work for the ‘good of Germany’ as SPD paves way...

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the "good of Germany" as the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition, but the veteran leader will go into her fourth term with weaker cards than before.

Majority of Germans see Angela Merkel gone by 2021 elections

A majority of the German population believes that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not see out the current parliamentary term that ends in 2021, in spite of ongoing talks to breathe new life into the grand coalition that has ruled for the past four years.

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