Armin Laschet calls for ‘continuity of success’ as he’s elected new leader of Angela Merkel’s party in Germany

Armin Laschet had been trailing in surveys in the run-up to the vote, but his promise to stay the course struck a chord with his party after a tumultuous year.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party picked her ally Armin Laschet as its next leader on Saturday, in a vote for “continuity” as Europe’s biggest economy heads into a key election year with the deadly coronavirus pandemic still raging.

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In the close race, Mr Laschet, the state premier of Germany’s …

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