Germany's 'Mini-Merkel' Faces Challenge From 'Conservative Disrupter'

The German chancellor’s protege, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is seeking to step out from her mentor’s shadow and shed her "mini-Merkel" nickname, saying she wants to restore voters’ sense of belonging to a German homeland.

“An era has come to an end. We need to work out a way for people here to feel at home,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said this week as she launched her leadership bid to succeed Angela Merkel as chair of the ruling Christian Democrats, or CDU.

Merkel announced last week she would step down as party leader in December, ending a...

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By: VOA - 5 days ago

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