Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of the Christian Democrat Union (CDU), pauses during a news conference at the CDU headquarters in Berlin, Germany. (Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Merkel’s Successor Is Firefighting After Power Grab Falters

(Bloomberg) -- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is fighting to preserve her position as Angela Merkel’s heir apparent after her attempts to accelerate the transfer of power backfired.

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