Head Of Germany's CDU To Be Chosen In Runoff Between Merz, Kramp-Karrenbauer - Party
The head of Germany's Christian Democratic Union, succeeding Chancellor Angela Merkel in this role, will be chosen in the runoff between Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Friedrich Merz, the party said Friday.
"Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has gotten 450 votes ... Friedrich Merz received 392 votes ... No candidate has received the required majority. Because of that, we will have a definitive vote between Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Friedrich Merz," a party member announced.
The third candidate, Jens Spahn, received 157 votes.
The required majority is 500 votes, according to the official.