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Armin Laschet succeeds Angela Merkel to become chairman of Germany’s Christian Democratic party

Armin Laschet was elected chairman of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) on Saturday, succeeding Angela Merkel and putting him on course to run as the conservative party’s candidate for chancellor in federal elections in September. Laschet, the premier of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous, won a runoff vote against Friedrich Merz, securing […]