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BERLIN | Former Merkel rival hints at interest in German govt job

BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no plans to reshuffle her Cabinet, Merkel’s spokesman said Wednesday after a one-time rival of the chancellor hinted he’d be interested in joining the government, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union is trying to heal internal divisions and prevent future rifts after the politician in question, Friedrich Merz, narrowly lost the … Continue reading BERLIN | Former Merkel rival hints at interest in German govt job

HAMBURG, Germany | Merkel’s party chooses successor to longtime German leader

HAMBURG, Germany— Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s party is meeting to elect a new leader who could help shape Germany’s political direction for the next generation. A close ally of Merkel’s and a one-time rival are considered favorites for the job to lead the center-right Christian Democratic Union. Merkel announced in October she would give up the … Continue reading HAMBURG, Germany | Merkel’s party chooses successor to longtime German leader