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’Mutti’ Merkel says goodbye: it was an honor

BERLIN – party members of the German chancellor Angela Merkel gave her a standing ovation given almost ten minutes. They took on the secondly, we of the christian democrats CDU in Hamburg after eighteen years, retiring as party leader. “It was a great pleasure. It was an honor”, said the chancellor.

Angela Merkel receives grateful a standing ovation at her farewell.

In the room were attendees signs up with the text “thank you leader for eighteen years as CDU chairman.” The 1001 delegates decisions later in the day, whom Merkel will succeed as the leader of the ruling party. The biggest contenders are her confidant Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and ex-chairman Friedrich Merz.

Merkel will continue to be chancellor, but the new CDU leader has good cards for her term in that role.

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