a week after the CDU-election Congress of the party Bureau today (10.00 am) for the first time under the leadership of the new Chairman Kramp together Annegret-Karrenbauer.

Chancellor Angela Merkel had been replaced on Friday a week ago, after 18 years at the party’s top of your wish successor. The former CDU General Secretary, had won in a runoff election against her Challenger, Ex-Union parliamentary leader Friedrich Merz.

Merkel is a member of the Bureau of the closest leadership of the CDU, by virtue of their office. The third candidate in order of their succession, the in the first ballot, former Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn, was re-elected to the Board. Merz had not perceived at the Congress of the offer of the CDU leadership, too, in the management boards to choose, – he is not so on Monday.

for the First time, the new CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak takes part in the Bureau meeting. Kramp-Karrenbauer had proposed to the 33-year-old former head of the youth organization Young Union this position of Trust. Because he was regarded as a supporter of Merz, this has been as a trial of the new Chairman considered that the disappointed voters of Merz approach. Whether this step is sufficient to prevent a deeper split in the CDU, and the party is back together, is still unclear.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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