This article is from the source 'bbc' and was first published or seen on . The next check for changes will be

You can find the current article at its original source at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46487246

The article has changed 7 times. There is an RSS feed of changes available.

Version 0 Version 1
Merkel's choice elected ruling party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: 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. Germany's ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as their new party leader, but Angela Merkel plans to serve out her term as chancellor until 2021.
The former chief minister of Saarland won 517 of the 999 votes cast. The CDU general secretary 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.
This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. The 56-year-old former prime minister of the state of Saarland was a party favourite and Ms Merkel's choice for succession.
You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Earlier during her farewell speech as party leader, Mrs Merkel praised Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer - who is known as AKK - for her 2017 electoral success in Saarland, in a clear hint of the chancellor's personal preference in the leadership race.