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Merkel's Succession in Disarray as Party Splits Over Nominee

Apr.13 -- Center for European Reform Chief Economist Christian Odendahl speaks to Bloomberg's and Alix Steel about The Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union backed Markus Soeder for the German conservative bloc’s chancellor candidate, setting up a dramatic showdown over the future leadership of Europe’s largest economy. At a leadership meeting on Monday, the CSU backed Soeder, according to CSU Secretary General Markus Blume. The move challenges the larger CDU, which endorsed its party chairman Armin Laschet just hours earlier. He spoke on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close".
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