Angela Merkel formally re-elected as a candidate bondskanselierschap

Angela Merkel formally re-elected as a candidate bondskanselierschap

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Angela Merkel is the CDU/CSU party congress officially re-elected as the candidate of the party for the bondskanselierschap. The elections in Germany take place on 24 september.

The Bavarian CSU is a zusterpartij of the CDU only in the state of Bavaria participates. The CSU has already expressed concerns about the course that Merkel as chancellor with the CDU chose in respect of migration and refugee policy.

The CDU/CSU holds its party congress currently in Munich. High on the agenda is the tactics that must be chosen for the SPD party to defeat in the elections. The SPD is rising in the polls since decided is the former president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, as a candidate point.

The other SPD-candidate for the bondskanselierschap, Sigmar Gabriel, became minister of Foreign Affairs to make way for Schulz. The expectation is that the election in Germany will mainly revolve around the struggle between the SPD and the CDU.

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