Germany's ruling CDU again postpones choice of next leader

Germany’s governing Christian Democrats have postponed a December conference to determine a new party leader, meaning more uncertainty over who could succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel after national elections due next year.CDU general secretary Paul Ziemiak announced the postponement on Monday following a meeting of the party executive.The CDU is the largest party in the Bundestag and the post of party chief is seen as a stepping stone to taking over from Merkel as head of Europe’s biggest economy.The conference of 1,001 CDU delegates was scheduled to be held in the south-western city of Stuttg…

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