October 31, 2018 / 2:01 PM / 14 days ago

I'm a convinced European, possible Merkel successor says

BERLIN (Reuters) - German conservative Friedrich Merz, a possible successor of Angela Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said on Wednesday he is a convinced European and a supporter of close ties with the United States.

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Merz said that the CDU should remain a big-tent party at the center of the political spectrum.

“The CDU now needs an awakening and a renewal,” Merz said. “The CDU needs a forward-looking, political debate and that means from my point of view that the CDU must get a clear idea of its brand essence.”

Reporting by Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt; Writing by Michael Nienaber,; Editing by Joseph Nasr

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below