- German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the coming years continue to lead her CDU. Merkel is again a candidate for the party leadership, party leader Julia Klöckner let out Monday in December.
On the candidacy of Merkel had much to do because the party leadership is regarded as a step for the party leadership in the Bundestag elections next autumn. It was rumored that the leader of the Bavarian sister party of the CDU, the CSU, Merkel would prefer a move would see sideways. CSU leader Horst Seehofer and Merkel arguing for some time about the German asylum policy, which is much too mild according to Seehofer.
Klöckner Monday did not anticipate a new party leadership for Merkel. That's up to Merkel himself, Klockner said, although she could imagine no other candidate.
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Merkel since 2005 Chancellor. If she stays on a run, they break the record comrade Helmut Kohl and she is the longest-serving prime minister of post-war Germany.