The favourites are CDU general secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a Merkel ally who is widely considered the chancellor's preferred successor and is closest to her centrist stance; and Friedrich Merz, a former leader of the party's parliamentary group who stands for a more conservative approach and is seeking a comeback after a decade away from front-line politics. (AAP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel embraces her newly-elected replacement as CDU leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.
She now inherits the task of improving the CDU's political fortunes and trying to win back voters from rivals to the right and left, while working with Merkel as chancellor until Germany's next election.
The party has suffered a significant drop in support even at a national level according to polls, going from the 40 percent gathered during Mrs Merkel's most successful days to a mere 30 percent.
"Angela Merkel is one of our era's most globally respected leaders, a statesperson of formidable intellect, commitment, empathy, and principle", said Margaret Wang, president of the Harvard Alumni Association.
Merkel announced in October she would give up the reins in her party, though she plans to remain chancellor until her current term ends in 2021.
A third contender, Health Minister Jens Spahn, 38, an outspoken critic of Merkel's 2015 decision to welcome more than one million asylum seekers to Germany, is seen as being in a distant third place.
'We kept a cool head, ' she said.
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This week, Merz - who has insisted in the face of widespread scepticism that he could work well with Merkel - won the backing of powerful former finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, now the parliamentary speaker. She was greeted by a several-minute standing ovation, with some delegates holding up 'Thank you, boss!' placards.
Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, has differentiated herself from Merkel on social and foreign policy by voting in favour of quotas for women on corporate boards and by taking a tougher line on Russian Federation.
She was previously a popular governor of western Saarland state.
Armin Laschet, premier of Germany's most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia, said the CDU needed to begin projecting an image of unity ahead of European elections next May.
Mr Merz will benefit from the fact that 296 of the delegates at the congress - nearly a third - will be from his home state, the western region of North Rhine-Westphalia.
A senior CDU official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said many delegates were undecided before the congress and could be swayed by how the candidates present themselves on Friday.
"It could come down to the speeches on the day", he said.
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He also signaled optimism that President Xi Jinping would deliver on his promise, after their meeting in Argentina. One Chinese official said officials were "waiting for the leaders to return" before publicising details.
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Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now of counsel at a prominent worldwide law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Trump heavily derided Mueller's team earlier this year for being comprised of many registered Democrats and Democratic donors.
He wrongly destroyed people's lives, took down great companies, only to be.overturned, 9-0, in the United States Supreme Court. Former FBI Director James Comey has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with two House committees.
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It is possible that Facebook slipped in the list this year because of all the controversies that have surrounded it. Search giant Google came in eighth place in 2018, following a stronger performance the year prior (fifth).
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Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now of counsel at a prominent global law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. A well-known conservative lawyer, Mr Barr held the role under President George H W Bush from 1991 to 1993.
Wisconsin governor urged to veto bills weakening Democrats
That decision - whether to join or withdraw from this kind of litigation - has been one for the attorney general and governor. Last night, that legislature voted to not just limit Democrats' power, but to actually make it harder for people to even vote.
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Soon, Democrats may have one of those send-them-to-Gimbels/send-them-to-Macy's moment on their hands just in time for Christmas. If she pays her interns 15 an hour, she'll make it around two-and-a-half months before she's out of money.
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A bomb squad was on standby outside the building as police officers search the offices, a law enforcement source said. But police later said there was no evidence of any explosives inside the building, the station reported .
Democrat withdraws concession in scandalous North Carolina race
Of the 1,300 or so absentee ballot requests Bladen County received, Dowless turned in nearly half of those on behalf of voters. Republican Mark Harris leads Democrat Dan McCready by about 900 votes, according to unofficial results in the 9th District .
U.S. dollar falls on economic growth fears
Germany's 10-year bond yield fell to its lowest in four and a half months at 0.265 percent and was last down 4 bps on the day. This inversion of the yield curve spooked investors Tuesday with a bloodbath taking place across financial markets.
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