Annegret Kramp-Of Karrenbauer: Hannibal Hanschke / Reuters
The Chairman of the German party “Christian democratic Union” (CDU) Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer will take the post of defense Minister. This is stated in the message of administration of the President of Germany.
As noted, 17 July the first Vice-President of the Bundesrat, Michael müller, acting President, will present a retirement letter to the current Minister of defence Ursula von der Leyen. After that, the certificate of appointment to the post will be transferred to the crump of Karrenbauer. Indicated that her candidacy was recommended by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Earlier, the European Parliament approved von der Leyen to head the European Commission. She became the first woman in this position. The politician promised to resign as Minister of defense of Germany, even if the deputies do not approve of her appointment.
In July 2019, after several bouts of shivering Merkel during official events, the members of the CDU said that the party is increasingly heard opinion that the Chancellor may need to leave his post. It was stated that such disputes are supported including supporters of the crump-Karrenbauer. They believe that the Chancellor does not give a successor enough freedom for action.
Crump, Karrenbauer in December 2018 was replaced as leader of the CDU Angela Merkel, who led the party for 18 years.
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