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Friday, February 14, 2020, 20:48
Report: Leader of German CDU to propose a successor on Feb 24
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Friday, February 14, 2020, 20:48 By Reuters

Germany's Minister of Defence and the CDU premier of the eastern state of Saxony Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks during a joined press conference with her US counterpart in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on Feb14, 2020. (THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP)

BERLIN — Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will suggest a successor for her role as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU)on Feb 24, German magazine Focus said on its website.

Focus cited Michael Kretschmer, the CDU premier of the eastern state of Saxony as saying: “She’ll make a proposal to us on February 24.”

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Kramp-Karrenbauer, a Merkel protegee, said this week she would not run for chancellor in next year’s federal election after the CDU in the eastern state of Thuringia ignored her instructions not to side with the far right in vote to elect a regional governor.

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