Lopsided victory re-elects Angela Merkel as CDU leader

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 00:33

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected as her party`s leader with a landslide majority of 98 per cent of the vote.
The backing by the delegates of her conservative Christian Democratic Union today gives Merkel a strong mandate to pursue her policies in fighting off Europe`s debt crisis and contesting the national elections due next year.
"I`m flabbergasted and moved," Merkel told a cheering audience at her party`s annual convention in Hannover.

Merkel has led the party since 2000 and has governed Europe`s biggest economy as the country`s first female chancellor since 2005.


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First Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 22:20

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