Friends in Germany have referred to Chancellor Angela Merkel as the Iron Chancellor and more that I won’t repeat, except one refers to her as Hitler with a skirt.
In 2000, Merkel became the Leader of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union and has held that position until yesterday.
She became Chancellor of Germany in 2005 and plans to remain in that position until 2021, which to some in Germany is too long.
The Christian Democratic Union is not Christian at all.
Like America’s Democratic Party, the CDU is more socialist than anything else, which is why many in Germany would like to see the CDU and Merkel gone or in less control than they are today.
BBC News – Germany’s Merkel bids emotional farewell to CDU party – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given an emotional farewell speech to her ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), as she steps down as party leader.
She was speaking at a special party conference to elect her successor. She plans to stay Chancellor till 2021.
Her preferred choice, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is in a run-off with millionaire lawyer Friedrich Merz.
The former chief minister of Saarland received 450 votes to Mr Merz’s 392 in a first round of votes on Friday.
A third candidate, health minister Jens Spahn, received only 157 of the 999 votes cast in CDU’s party conference in Hamburg…
Merkel has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and many of his agenda items to make America great again.
Merkel has also spoken out against British Prime Minister Theresa May’s efforts to leave the European Union, known as Brexit.
Merkel has opposed many conservative policies in the US and Europe.
Many Germans are longing for the day when she is no longer Chancellor.
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