Factbox: Germany’s CDU elects new leader to succeed Merkel | Reuters


Merkel, 64, is not seeking re-election to the post but wants to stay on as chancellor for the remainder of the parliamentary term. The next federal election is due by October 2021.

Here are key facts on the candidates seeking to succeed Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and details of the party’s voting process.

Source: Factbox: Germany’s CDU elects new leader to succeed Merkel | Reuters

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