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Angela Merkel’s succession plan is in tatters. Who runs Germany next is anyone’s guess

Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz and Jens Spahn are seen as the leading contenders to replace Angela Merkel, following Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's decision to step down as CDU chairwoman.

Kramp-Karrenbauer, better known as AKK, announced she would not stand as the Christian Democratic Union’s (CDU) candidate to be German chancellor in the next federal election. She is also stepping down as the party’s chairwoman, according to the CDU’s press office. Merkel, who has been chancellor for almost 15 years, …

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