The move also caught the opposition -- celebrating wildly on Sunday evening as the results of the vote became clear -- off guard. For months, the party's strategy has been to sit back and watch as the Social Democrats self destruct. Now, they are being forced into action. Already, the party has said it will present its candidate for chancellor on May 30. The announcement is not likely to be a surprise; CDU head Angela Merkel is the clear frontrunner -- although questions remain as to whether 2002 chancellor candidate Edmund Stoiber will once again throw his hat into the ring -- and a number of leading party members have already expressed their support. If the CDU wins the elections, as seems likely, she would become Germany's first ever woman chancellor.
Ni nos falta razón, ni nos sobra razón
24 de mayo de 2005
Merkel, camino a la cancillería
Tras el batacazo de Schröder en Renania, Angela Merkel se confirma como 'frontrunner' para las próximas elecciones generales en Alemania. Eso sí, a la CDU le toca actuar rápido para no perder impulso. Lo cuenta el Spiegel:
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