Merkel ally is new leader of party

Yorkshire Post - - UK & ABROAD -

An­negret Kram­pKar­ren­bauer, an ally of Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel, has been elected as the new leader of Mrs Merkel’s cen­tre-right party. Ms Kramp-Kar­ren­bauer nar­rowly de­feated Friedrich Merz, a one-time Merkel ri­val, at a congress of the Chris­tian Demo­cratic Union in Ham­burg on Fri­day.

She won 517 votes to Mr Merz’s 482 in a run-off.

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