Angela Merkel has moved the party farewell speech
German Chancellor resigns as head of the Christian democratic Union. Delegates to the Congress in Hamburg to elect her successor. To claim a place three.
Angela Merkel delivered his last speech as head of the Christian democratic Union. The German Chancellor said at a Congress of conservatives in Hamburg it was time to open a new page in the history of the Christian Democrats, and urged conservatives to unite. Her performance was broadcast channel ZDF.
Angela Merkel Federal Chancellor of Germany: “I was not born nor Chancellor, nor the Chairman of the party… I always wanted with dignity to perform his duties to the state and party political posts and once with dignity to leave them, because everything has its time. And now it’s time to open a new Chapter. Now, in this hour, this moment, birthday fills me one thing, eclipsing all feeling — this feeling of gratitude. It was a great joy for me, it was a great honor. A heartfelt thank you.”
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After the speech of the Chancellor delegates applauded for almost ten minutes. On Friday, 7 December, delegates will elect a successor to Angela Merkel on a post of the Chairman of the CDU. Officially this post claimed by three people: the General Secretary of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the former head of the parliamentary faction of the conservatives, Friedrich Merz, and the Minister of health of Germany Jens span.
Angela Merkel led German conservatives for the past 18 years, since April 2000. On his retirement as leader of the CDU she announced in October. At the post of Federal Chancellor Merkel is a fourth term, it expires in 2021.