Germany's strongest political party, currently headed by Armin Laschet, has been in power for most of the time since the end of World War II.
The CDU was founded after World War II. Five of the eight chancellors since 1949 came from the CDU. It has 470,000 members and a voter base of Christian and conservative, often elderly, citizens as well as small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. This is a collection of DW's content on the CDU.
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Who will follow Angela Merkel as German chancellor? Conservative stalwart Armin Laschet and Green Party shooting star Annalena Baerbock lead the race. Who will it be? Our guests: Pascale Hugues (Le Point), Derek Scally (Irish Times), Nina Haase (DW)