Armin Laschet, the candidate from Angela Merkel's party to succeed her as chancellor, may have had a dismal election campaign marred by gaffes, but he also has a reputation for endurance and digging his heels in. The affable 60-year-old, who what Der Spiegel magazine has described as an ability to...
German candidate Armin Laschet says Merkel’s Union bloc will do “everything we can” to form a new government
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Armin Laschet has stared electoral defeat in the face before during the dying days of a campaign and emerged triumphant against the odds. Now, as Germans head to the polls on Sunday to pick a successor to Angela Merkel, the CDU candidate is hoping he can do it again. Four...
Armin Laschet, the candidate from Angela Merkel's party to succeed her as chancellor, may have had a dismal election campaign marred by gaffes, but he also has a knack for snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, which could still see him triumph in Sunday's polls. Elected as head of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in January, Laschet was for some time the clear favourite to become Germany's next chancellor when Merkel bows out of politics after Sunday's election.
Angela Merkel visits Germany's flood stricken towns - as Armin Laschet 'sorry' for laughing during speech
Angela Merkel visited flood-stricken towns in Germany on Sunday where she held the hand of a grieving local politician, hours after the candidate poised to succeed her as Chancellor apologised for laughing during a speech about the victims. Armin Laschet, the Christian Democrat [CDU] candidate for chancellor, issued the apology...
Cheerful Rhinelander poised to succeed Angela Merkel aims to reach out to likes of Russia and Hungary
After months of uncertainty, Germany’s Christian Democrats have finally chosen the man who will stand in September’s election to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor. Armin Laschet is currently minister president (the head of government) of North Rhine Westphalia and has been leader of one of the two Christian Democratic parties - the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) - since Merkel stepped down from that role in January.
April 20 (UPI) -- Armin Laschet on Tuesday became one of the leading candidates to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor later this year. Laschet, the leader of the Christian Democrats party, held off a challenge from Markus Soeder and will be the candidate of the center-right conservatives bloc to succeed Merkel when she leaves office in September.
Armin Laschet has won the backing of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party to run as a centre-right candidate to succeed her in September's elections. The leader of the Christian Democrat (CDU) was supported by 77.5% of the party's executive board members. His rival Markus Söder, who heads the CDU's Bavarian...
It is often said of Armin Laschet that he never even wanted to go into politics, but ended up joining the CDU only due to the persistent persuasion of an acquaintance. Four decades on, he is the leader of Germany’s most populous state, leader of the Christian Democrats and the conservative alliance’s candidate for chancellor.
Armin Laschet will run as the conservative candidate to succeed chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s elections in September, after the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won the support of senior party figures and his rival Markus Söder dropped out of the race. Laschet, who has been party leader...