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CDU party base – and agree strikingly

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Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidates Friedrich Merz, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and Jens Spahn show signs with numbers displaying the order of their speeches at a regional conference in Luebeck, Germany, November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

For the first time in the history of the CDU, three promising candidates compete for the succession of Angela Merkel on the party leadership: The Health Minister Jens Spahn, the Secretary General Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, and lobbyist Friedrich Merz, who with his candidacy a return to politics tries. In Lübeck, they introduced themselves Wednesday evening – and demonstrated strikingly great unity. ZEIT ONLINE editor Ferdinand Otto reports.

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