German chancellor Angela Merkel told her conservative CDU party that she would like Saarland's state premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to become its general secretary. That's fueled speculation that Merkel is lining up her potential successor.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated Saarland State Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's next secretary general. She will take over from Peter Tauber, who is stepping down due to health reasons.
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