German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left his post as leader of his party – the Christian democratic Union.
On Friday, 7 December, Angela Merkel has officially stepped down as head of the Christian democratic Union (CDU), saying an emotional speech. This is the official page of the party on Twitter.
The last time Merkel delivered a speech at the party Congress, which is preparing to choose her successor, who is likely to become the next Chancellor of Germany.
“For 18 years I was a leader of a great, proud, the only people’s party and manyaata was great fun, it was a great honor. Thank you,” said Merkel.
During his speech, Merkel urged his own party to observe the same values in the face of new global threats.
“The CDU in 2018 must not look back, and go forward with new people … but those W values,” – said the Chancellor.
Speaking about the numerous vazovova facing Germany – from rapidly changing technologies to climate change and global bias towards protecting the interests – Merkel said
“In times such as now, we need to protect our liberal views and our way of life, both in his country and abroad.”
“Today I want to say goodbye to his staff at CDU and to say thanks for the work, hard work, ideas, criticism,” – said Merkel .
After the speech, she could not hold back the tears, and the delegates ten minute standing ovation Merkel.
Candidates for the post of Chairman of the party became three people:
Secretary General of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer:
The former head of the parliamentary faction of the CDU/CSU in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz:
Health Minister Jens span:
The survey, conducted by Infratest for ARD television on Thursday, November 6, showed that 47 per cent of the delegates supported the candidacy crump-Karrenbauer, while 37 percent prefer Marco. Another 12 percent support health Minister Jens Punks.
A senior representative of the CDU, who spoke with the newspaper on condition of anonymity, said many delegates are undecided and will see will show themselves candidates for the presentations on Friday, December 7.
Recall, on 29 October, the Chancellor said that he would refuse the post of the head of the Christian democratic Union, which took 18 years, but will remain Chancellor until the next election to the Bundestag in 2021 .
After leaving the German politicians it does not intend to seek to take a position in the leadership of the European Union.
As reported by the portal Znaia the most likely successor to Angela Merkel as head of the party and the post of Chancellor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer – the current Secretary General of the CDU, which is known in narrow circles as “mini-Merkel” and is considered to be the most consistent ally of the current Chancellor of Germany.
Also Znayu wrote as care of Angela Merkel from his post as impact on Ukraine and Europe.
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