Norbert Röttgen’s bid to lead the CDU offers a taste of what Germany has been missing

The presence of the foreign policy expert in the contest will bring a new worldliness to the country’s political debates. 

Norbert Röttgen is not a household name in Germany, let alone beyond it, but today he became one of the most significant figures in the country’s - and perhaps even Europe’s - politics. The independent-minded head of the Bundestag’s foreign affairs committee surprised many in Berlin by announcing his candidacy for the leadership of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The contest has not yet officially started: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the CDU’s beleaguered...
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