BERLIN — He’s a white, married Catholic father of three from North Rhine-Westphalia with a law degree and an ear for music.
Meet Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz and Norbert Röttgen, the three men vying to lead Germany’s Christian Democrats and succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor.
If the trio look like cookie-cutter versions of the same person on paper, in the flesh they offer distinct visions and approaches to the post with significant implications for both Germany and its role in Europe. About the only thing one can say for certain about Merkel’s likely successor at this stage is that he will be …read more
Source:: European Voice