Armin Laschet was elected as the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union Party in Germany. Laschet is known as the “Turkish Armin” in his party due to his proximity to immigrants.
The successor of Chancellor Angela Merkel has been announced in Germany. Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, was elected party leader at the regular convention of the Christian Democratic Union Party.
Who is Armin Laschet?
Armin Laschet also served as the integration minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state.
Laschet was also one of five deputies serving as the deputy chairman of the Christian Democratic Union. Laschet is known for his support for the “open door” policy Merkel followed after the refugee crisis.
Lashet is the name that will guide the policy of Germany, the locomotive country of the European Union, after Merkel. The new leader of the Christian Union Party; He is not a prime minister candidate for the general elections to be held on September 26 in Germany. However, he is among the potential candidates to compete for the prime ministry in the general elections.
Prime Minister Merkel, surprisingly, announced in October 2018 that she would not be a candidate for the presidency and prime minister’s posts after her party lost votes.