Unruly German state of breakage Merkel's successor

birte ravn Kramp-Karrenbauer won at the end of the year 2018, the fight to become chairman of Germany's ruling party CDU. And thus eventually replace Angela Me

Unruly German state of breakage Merkel's successor

birte ravn Kramp-Karrenbauer won at the end of the year 2018, the fight to become chairman of Germany's ruling party CDU. And thus eventually replace Angela Me

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
10 February 2020 Monday 15:00
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Unruly German state of breakage Merkel's successor

birte ravn Kramp-Karrenbauer won at the end of the year 2018, the fight to become chairman of Germany's ruling party CDU. And thus eventually replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor.

See also: Chancellor-candidate withdraws

But just over a year later, she has, according to several German media reported out of the fight to be westergaard.

It is, according to Lykke Friis, director of the think tank Europe, the result of a long period of time with missteps and lack of strength.

- It started very well, but she has made a number of fodfejl, says Lykke Friis.

Banesåret for birte ravn Kramp-Karrenbauers kanslerdrømme came, however, in the German state of Thuringia. Here selected the local CDU are contrary to the party's policy to form the government on the basis of the votes of the right-wing AfD.

- Before the election she says clearly to the CDU in Thuringia, they are not allowed to cooperate with Dept. They ignore her completely.

on Friday she drives to Thuringia in order to put them in place. It ends up that the scold her out for 4.5 hours at a conference.

- So what remains, is a party leader who cannot control its local politicians. Is it so a politician who can manage the entire CDU, the whole of Germany and swinging his baton in Europe?

- Who is she even come to find that it is not, says Lykke Friis.

in addition to Thuringia has birte ravn Kramp-Karrenbauer has been with the pressure of the extremely poor to the polls, where only a few respond, that she is the right person to stand at the head of the CDU.

To birte ravn Kramp-Karrenbauer now draws itself as westergaard to the forbundsdagsvalg, who must come in 2021, will send the CDU back to the start.

the Party has been dominant in German politics since 2005, when Angela Merkel became chancellor.

- It is a big bet - not least for Angela Merkel, who had birte ravn Kramp-Karrenbauer as a favorite princess. Now you must start over with finding a westergaard, says Lykke Friis.

She points at the CDU group in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz, minister of health, Jens Spahn and the minister-president of north Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet as possible candidates.

Updated: 10.02.2020 15:00
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