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Karrenbauer won most support as CDU chief, eyes for second round


Devdiscourse News Desk berlin Last Updated at 07-12-2018 21:13:35 IST Germany
Karrenbauer won most support as CDU chief, eyes for second round
  • Kramp-Karrenbauer won 450 votes, compared with 392 votes for Friedrich Merz in the first round. The third candidate, Health Minister Jens Spahn, got 157 votes, which means he drops out. (Image Credit: Twitter)

German conservative Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer won most support in a vote on Friday to choose a successor for Angela Merkel as leader of their Christian Democrats (CDU), but a final round of voting is needed to determine an outright winner.

Kramp-Karrenbauer won 450 votes, compared with 392 votes for Friedrich Merz in the first round. The third candidate, Health Minister Jens Spahn, got 157 votes, which means he drops out.

The CDU's 1,001 delegates immediately began voting in a run-off between Kramp-Karrenbauer and Merz to decide the winner.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Germany

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