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dpatop - Chancellor Angela Merkel and Armin Laschet Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa-Pool/dpa

Armin Laschet to be German centre-right’s candidate for chancellor

Markus Soeder has conceded the race to lead Germany's conservatives into September elections, handing victory to rival Armin Laschet as the centre-right bloc's candidate...
13 April 2021, Bavaria, Munich: Minister President of Bavaria Markus Soeder sits in the video room in the State Chancellery before the start of the cabinet meeting. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa

Majority of Germans approve of Soeder seeking to replace Merkel

(dpa) - A majority of German citizens approve of Bavarian premier Markus Soeder's bid to lead the conservative CDU/CSU governing bloc into the federal...
Bavarian leader Markus Soeder (rear), and North Rhine Westphala leader Armin Laschet in Berlin on Sunday. The two are trying to decide which will lead the country's centre-right bloc into national elections set for September. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

Race to succeed Merkel heats up as Bavarian leader throws hat in ring

(dpa) - The range of choices for a successor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel widened on Sunday, when Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said...