Polls show Merkel's CDU
has widened its lead in recent weeks over the AfD in Saxony, where the CDU
has governed since 1990.
The AfD is favored by 23% of voters in the former east, ahead of the CDU
on 22%, the far-left Linke on 14%, the Greens on 13% and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) on 11%, according to a poll in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
Kramp-Karrenbauer is being reported as a surprise addition to Merkel's cabinet as she had previously outlined her decision to solely focus on leading the CDU
. Many had speculated that that Health Minister Jens Spahn would be succeeding von der Leyen.
The estimated capacity of CDU
/ VDU-6 is 6 million tonnes of crude oil per year.
"To that end, we have extended and modernised our CDU
Germany's conservative alliance of Christian Democrats (CDU
) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) said they have set aside their long-standing differences and presented a common front on Monday ahead of EU parliamentary elections in May.
When Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU
) met this month to select a new leader, Europeans probably felt the same way.
AKK won as much thanks to her convincingly emotional delivery as to her deep knowledge of the party and her weeks of tirelessly canvassing local CDU
Lexis Nexis published the following story: GermanyEe's Iron Chancellor of the new millennium is now stepping into history and in an emotional farewell speech to her ruling Christian Democrats (CDU
), she has stepped down as party leader.
Despite quitting as CDU
leader Merkel plans to remain German chancellor until her term ends in 2021.
and Social Democratic Party (SDP) both saw support for their parties drop by about 10 percent in both elections.
In the aftermath of the Bavarian regional elections two weeks ago, CDU
officials in Berlin blamed their sister party's poor performance on the cantankerous behavior of Horst Seehofer, the interior minister from Bavaria, and the erratic campaign of Markus Soder, the governor of the state.