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Pressure is growing on Angela Merkel’s troubled Christian Democratic Union to speed up the process of finding a new leader, amid warnings from senior party members that paralysis within the party could spread across the EU when Germany assumes the rotating presidency of the council of the EU

Pressure is growing on Angela Merkel’s troubled Christian Democratic Union to speed up the process of finding a new leader, amid warnings from senior party members that paralysis within the party could spread across the EU when Germany assumes the rotating presidency of the council of the EU

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  1. This is headed for disaster. Merkel should’ve never stepped down as party leader before finishing her mandate. Now it’s likely that Friedrich Merz becomes the new party leader.

  2. Can someone explain German politics to me? (From a dense Greek kid that isn’t supposed to like Merkel because of something)

  3. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/14/fears-grow-that-cdu-crisis-will-damage-germany-eu-presidency) reduced by 89%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Pressure is growing on Angela Merkel's troubled Christian Democratic Union to speed up the process of finding a new leader, amid warnings from senior party members that paralysis within the party could spread across the EU when Germany assumes the rotating presidency of the council of the European Union in the second half of the year.

    > Senior German conservatives warn that leaving the question of the leadership unresolved until after the summer break would risk spreading the CDU's paralysis across the affairs of the EU. In July, Germany officially takes over the task of chairing meetings of the council of the EU and determining its agendas on issues ranging from Brexit to the European Green Deal.

    > "A lot of people are looking at Germany from the outside," said Gunther Krichbaum, the CDU chair of the committee on EU affairs in the Bundestag.

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