Merkel RIFT: German Chancellor EMBARRASSES successor over EU elections in latest rebuff

ANGELA Merkel has piled more embarrassment onto successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer by pulling out of a major European election rally at the last minute, risking huge divides in her already fragile Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party.

The German Chancellor told Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer at the eleventh hour she would not be attending an event in Munster, western Germany, to mark the opening of the CDU campaign for next month’s European elections, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag has reported. Angela Merkel’s successor, who took over as CDU leader at the end of last year, had already told her party the German Chancellor would be attending and as a result ordered corresponding security measures be taken. This is the...
source: Express

2019-04-15 15:05
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