CDU secretary general odds-on to succeed German chancellor
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer 4/6 favourite to take over from Angela Merkel as CDU leader.
The German Chancellor announced that she will be giving up her role as the party’s leader and the CDU will start looking for a replacement at the party conference in Hamburg this December, which has seen Kramp-Karrenbauer shoot to the top of the betting to get the job.
Former head of the CDU/CSU bloc in the Bundestag parliament, Friedrich Merz, has said that he will also stand for the CDU leadership and comes second in the betting at 11/4.
Elsewhere, it is 11/2 on health minister Jens Spahn taking over and North Rhine-Westphalia President Armin Laschet is the bookie’s 8/1 outsider.
Betway’s Alan Algersaid: “German politics won’t feel quite the same without Angela Merkel at the helm but punters are wasting no time in betting on who will fill her boots.
“Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is the early fancy at 4/6 in what looks to be a bit of a two-horse race, with Friedrich Merz her main opposition for the job at 11/4.”
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