Oct 7, 2021
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Merkel’s successor announced his resignation after the failure in the elections to the Bundestag

Armin Laschet. Photo: Michael Kappeler / dpa /

The politician will work until a replacement is found for him.

The elections to the Bundestag in September 2021 ended unexpectedly. The ruling party, the Conservative Bloc CDU / Christian Social Union (CSU), ceded leadership to the Social Democratic Party of Germany. A couple of weeks later, the head of the CDU, Armin Laschet, announced that he was ready to resign.

According to the politician, who was the main contender for the post of successor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, his party “needs a new start.” Laschet expects that personnel changes are coming in his political organization, and he himself will go into the shadows.

The German announced this to his comrades-in-arms at a meeting of the party faction. However, until a new head of the CDU is found, Laschet will continue to fulfill his duties.

Let us remind you that Lashet’s party won 24.1% in the elections, 25.7% of Germans cast their votes for the Social Democrats. Now the parties that got into the Bundestag need to form coalitions. Until that moment, the current German Chancellor Merkel will continue to remain in office.

If the Social Democrats unite with the Greens, then this coalition will have the opportunity to disrupt Nord Stream 2, experts fear.

Earlier, “Morning.News” told what to expect for Russia from the new German Chancellor.

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