Merkel said goodbye to politics: it was an honor for me

Меркель попрощалась с политикой: это была честь для меня

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 7 December resigned as party leader of the Christian democratic Union (CDU), which she has held for 18 years. At the Congress of the CDU Merkel thanked party members for their work and declared the valedictorian.

“Today I want to say goodbye to his staff at CDU in the center of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and thank you for your work, hard work, ideas, criticism. It was a memorable 20 years,” she said.

Меркель попрощалась с политикой: это была честь для меня

Poroshenko and Merkel

Merkel stressed that over the years of her reign the number of unemployed in Germany was reduced from five to two million.

“I wasn’t born neither the Chancellor nor the Chairman of the party. I’ve always tried to do their job in good conscience. And I always knew that the day will come when I have to finish it. It was an honor for me!” ‒ finished his speech by Angela Merkel.

Candidates for the post of Chairman of the party became three people:

the former head of the parliamentary faction of the CDU/CSU in the Bundestag, Friedrich Merz;

Меркель попрощалась с политикой: это была честь для меня

Friedrich Merz

the current General Secretary of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer;

Меркель попрощалась с политикой: это была честь для меня

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

health Minister Jens span.

Меркель попрощалась с политикой: это была честь для меня

Jens Span

Voting for a new head will take place on 7 December. It is anticipated that elections can take two stages.

See: Farewell speech Merkel

Farewell speech of Angela Merkel in the CDU (she had held this position for 18 years). The delegates of the party will today choose the person who will head the party after Merkel. The post claims Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Friedrich Merz and Jens span. Perhaps some of them will even become the future Chancellor of Germany! Most likely, the voting will take place in two stages

Geplaatst door Channel OstWest op Vrijdag 7 december 2018

Recall, the most likely successor to Angela Merkel as head of the party and the post of Chancellor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer already managed to comment on Russia’s aggression. As reported by “Know.ia”, in the national Cathedral in Washington held a farewell ceremony for the 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush. “Know.Eeyore” wrote the President Petro Poroshenko considers it necessary to invite NATO ships in the waters Azovskogo moraglia to curb the aggressive attempts of the Kremlin.

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