The leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats has moved to settle a debate over her leadership once and for all. As the CDU began its annual party conference, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said she was prepared to quit if they didn't back her.
By offering to quit unless the party backed her, CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has bravely confronted her critics. But AKK's possible path to the chancellery is still a thorny one, says DW's Katharina Kroll.
CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer accused the SPD of using the coalition as "trauma therapy" for its declining support. She said she expected the Social Democrats to honor the coalition agreement.
Germany's Social Democrats have voted on new concessions they want from their conservative coalition partners. A shake-up in the party leadership threatens to collapse the governing coalition.
CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has offered to quit her post if she does not have the backing of her party. This year's party congress comes amid tanking support as the party fights for its future after Merkel.
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