Merkel supports Kramp-Karrenbauer in her desire to remain defense minister: spokesman

Published February 10, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Reuters

BERLIN – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to remain German defense minister and Chancellor Angela Merkel supports her in that, a spokesman for the German government said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a media briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a media briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa February 6, 2020. (REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/FILE PHOTO/MANILA BULLETIN)

A source in Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) – of which Kramp-Karrenbauer is leader – said earlier on Monday that Kramp-Karrenbauer would not run for chancellor in Germany’s federal election next year.

 
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