Angela Merkel bids emotional farewell to CDU party
SINGER Mika Singh, who was arrested after a 17-year-old Brazilian model allegedly lodged a complaint about Mika sending inappropriate pictures, was released following the intervention of the Indian Embassy.
Mika was released on Thursday night following the intervention of the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, told ‘Gulf News’. Suri said Mika is expected to appear in a court later, reports gulfnews.com.
The envoy said although Mika Singh was arrested in Dubai, the police took him to Abu Dhabi as the complainant was holding an Abu Dhabi residence visa.
The singer Mika Singh was arrested in the UAE on Thursday for sending lewd pictures to the Brazilian teenager. GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel gave an emotional farewell speech to her ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) as she stepped down as party leader on Friday and was given a standing ovation of over 6 minutes.
Her conservative party of 1,001 representatives, among them 658 male and 343 females, was set to vote later in the day to decide on a successor to Merkel, its leader of 18 years.
She decided not to rerun in October, after suffering major setbacks in two state elections earlier this year.
Merkel hinted that she was supporting the party’s current General Secretary, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, to succeed her, praising her electoral performance as Chief Minister of Saarland, the BBC reported.
According to a DeutschlandTrend survey, 47 per cent of CDU supporters would like KrampKarrenbauer to take the party lead. Popular in Saarland and Berlin, Kramp-Karrenbauer has an unpretentious style and a reputation for calm analysis as well as political acumen.