The 56-year-old, now CDU general secretary, beat Friedrich Merz by 517 to 482 votes to clinch the leadership position. She moved her party relentlessly to the center, dropping military conscription, accelerating Germany's exit from nuclear energy, introducing benefits encouraging fathers to look after their young children and allowing the introduction of gay marriage. A third candidate, Health Minister Jens Spahn, was eliminated in a first round of voting. 1001 delegates are electing a successor of German Chancellor Angela Merkel who doesn't run again for party chairmanship after more than 18 years at the helm of the party.
Pointing to the rise of populism worldwide and what she called a breakdown of shared Western values, Merkel said the order she had championed was at risk. She has pledged to listen to the party more than Merkel did, and to be less passive, and more willing to challenge the status quo, repeatedly using the complex phrase "the normative power of facts" ("die normative Kraft des Faktischen") to argue: "I will be less inclined to accept as immutable fact that things are the way they are". "Merz could be tempted to see his revenge and lunge for power (as soon as next year)".
After being nominated by Chancellor Merkel, AKK was elected as CDU general secretary with a record 98.9% of the vote.
'Now it is time to open a new chapter, ' Merkel said.
National broadsheet Sueddeutsche Zeitung said Schaeuble's move signalled that the CDU's long-festering divisions, thinly veiled by unity behind Merkel, could well break out in the open after the conference.
AKK is believed to have Merkel's strong backing but much will depend on how deep and widespread the longing is for a stronger conservative profile.
Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer has said she wants to improve on Ms Merkel's legacy and has suggested she would encourage debate within her party on issues such as immigration to encourage new proposals that could become government policy.
The CDU has bled support to the right in the form of the AfD, as well as to the resurgent Greens.
Merkel suddenly announced she would step down as head of the CDU in October this year, after the party took a severe drubbing in two big state elections this year. But on what lies ahead for the CDU, Kramp-Karrenbauer said: "I have no particular recipe".
A spokesman for Putin said in response that a hoped-for U.S. -Russia summit in Washington " is now out of the question ". Vladivostok, in Russia's far southeast, is home to the country's Pacific Fleet.
The aim of the Love Island is to couple up with someone in the villa, then convince the nation you're the strongest couple. The pair had also wrapped up the filming of their own reality TV series, following their life together after the villa.
President Donald Trump fueled concerns when he formed a short-lived commission to investigate the issue after taking office. The unofficial tally of results had Harris winning the race in southeastern North Carolina by a little over 900 votes.
The cost could be prohibitive for numerous country's 11.2 million citizens as the average state wage is around $30 per month. The regime has also been opening state-owned internet cafes since 2013 and wifi hotspots in public places since 2015.
We did not expect this turn of events, but we enthusiastically accept the new reality where we all relate to Nick Fury. That explains why they brought the writer on as a consultant for the film, as star Brie Larson revealed to us.
But he says Liverpool must beat Bournemouth to pile the pressure on them should they slip up on Saturday evening. Liverpool made seven changes to their starting line up, went a goal down and then mounted a resilient comeback .
The first title based on the show, Stranger Things: The Game, was released on iOS back in 2017 favorable reviews . A trailer for a new game based on " Stranger Things " was shown via The Game Awards on Thursday evening.
The Russian moves have restricted access for Ukrainian ships to the Sea of Azov and Mariupol, an important Ukrainian trade port. The Ukrainian ships' crew members, 24 Ukrainian nationals, have been arrested until January 25, 2019.
A juvenile Hawaiian Monk Seal found itself in a spot of bother earlier this week when a sizeable eel became lodged in its nose. According to National Geographic , Hawaiian monk seals' average lifespan is 25 to 30 years in the wild.
Former Major Leaguers Dead in Car Crash
He played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros and the Angels along the way. The Cubs paid tribute to the late 33-year old on Twitter soon after the news was announced.
Pakistan's top order collapses in final Test against NZ
Off the very next ball, Asad Shafiq gloved one to the wicketkeeper down the leg side to leave the team reeling at 43 for 4. On Day four in Abu Dhabi, Yasir has been extremely consistent with his lines, attacking the stumps in the 3rd innings.