German Chancellor Angela Merkel heaved a sigh of relief after her protege, Mrs Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, scored a narrow win at the party convention in Hamburg last Friday.
Mrs Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is widely known by her initials AKK, has succeeded Dr Merkel as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), thus allowing the Chancellor to continue with her political agenda without facing a lot of headwind from the party as long as she remains in office.
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