In the Interview: CSU Leading Candidate, Gerda Hasselfeldt
After over 10 years of leadership under Horst Seehofer, the CSU has elected long-time rival Markus Söder to replace him. It's the end of an era, but Angela Merkel's CDU hopes it will also mark a turnaround in tensions.
Unity and decisiveness are the messages the CDU and its new leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer are projecting to voters for 2019 — a year of many elections and a looming Brexit. Christoph Strack reports from Potsdam.
The leaders of Germany's two conservative parties, the CDU and the CSU, have pledged to stick together after a year of public discord. The two sister parties had repeatedly collided over Angela Merkel's migration policy.
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