Angela Merkel’s departure splits Germany’s conservatives in battle for country’s top job

Apr 11, 2021 | INVESTING

Bavarian leader Markus Soeder joined the race to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel after Germany’s election in September, setting up a fight with the head of her Christian Democratic Union for the nomination in her governing conservative bloc.Soeder and CDU party chairman Armin Laschet both declared their bid for the chancellorship at a news conference in Berlin on Sunday. Merkel, 66, will not run for another term and her departure after 16 years in office has opened the field for who will lead…

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