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|Merkel's choice elected ruling party leader |
(35 minutes later)
Germany's ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as the new party leader, but Angela Merkel plans to serve out her term as chancellor.
The former chief minister of Saarland won 517 of the 999 votes cast.
|She narrowly defeated Friedrich Merz, a millionaire lawyer, who received 482 votes at the party conference.||She narrowly defeated Friedrich Merz, a millionaire lawyer, who received 482 votes at the party conference.|
|As the head of Germany's largest party, Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer could become the next German chancellor.||As the head of Germany's largest party, Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer could become the next German chancellor.|
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