German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) entered into force, contrary to conjecture, she wanted shortly after the European elections to make a planned withdrawal from the office known. On the General question of whether there is a longer decision, about the you on the occasion of a after the election provided for CDU Board exam be made mandatory, said Merkel in Berlin on Tuesday, this could be you “, the answer is a clear no.”

CDU Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has for the 2. and 3. June leadership retreat choice convened shortly after the Europe on 26. May. This had triggered speculation that it could depending on the outcome of the election, and the parallel election in Bremen, a rapid exchange of Merkel Kramp-karrenbauer in the Chancellery.

Angela Merkel makes decisions long in advance,

Merkel had made it known in October, directly after the heavy losses of the CDU in the Hessen-choice their withdrawal from the party Chairman shortly before a scheduled Executive Board meeting. At that time, she had said, this decision you’ve made for yourself.