Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has Friday the voorzittersverkiezingen of the German CDU won. The 56-year-old out of challengers Friedrich Merz and Jens Spahn.
Kramp-Karrenbauer follows Angela Merkel, who on the 29th of October, rather unexpectedly, had announced that she was not a candidate was more to the Christian Democratic Union in the lead. To the presidency in the prizes she had indeed two rounds of voting needed. In the second round dragged 517 of the 999 votes cast in the wait, opposite 482 Friedrich Merz. Jens Spahn was killed in the first round.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, or AKK, is the poulain of Merkel. It was the chancellor who understood how successful the politician in the Saarland. On the one hand, it was AKK a fiery defender of the refugee policy that Merkel in 2015 carried out, on the other hand, she fought to enact stricter controls on refugees and faster uitwijzingen whose asylum application was rejected. AKK could to the left and to the right in the party to reconcile. Merkel flattered her to move to Berlin. In February, it was AKK, as the new secretary-general of the party, its right-hand side. Since then, she is regarded as the crown princess of Merkel.
Kramp-Karrenbauer is to the left wing of the party charged. As minister-president of Saarland, a federal state, where the economic crisis, serious wounds had struck, she was standing on the barricades for a minimum wage and better working conditions.