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The fight for succession: the CDU leadership battle heats up

Ryan, John (2018) The fight for succession: the CDU leadership battle heats up. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (08 Nov 2018). Blog Entry.

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The decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down from the party leadership of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has triggered the start of an intense succession battle. As John Ryan explains, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Jens Spahn, and Friedrich Merz have emerged as three key front runners, with the result set to determine whether the party will continue with Merkel’s centrist policies or shift in a more conservative direction.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2021 13:39
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2021 00:02

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