ADVISORY GERMANY-POLITICS/CDU

German Chancellor Merkel's CDU chooses a new party leader

Start: 16 Jan 2021 08:30 GMT

End: 16 Jan 2021 11:40 GMT

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU holds a congress to choose a new party leader. The candidates are expected to speak before members vote and the new leader is announced.

ORDER OF EVENTS:

Candidates for CDU leadership speaking (in the following order: Armin Laschet, Friedrich Merz, Norbert Roettgen)

followed by election of new party leader

followed by President of European People's Party EPP, Donald Tusk, addressing CDU convention.

followed by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz addressing CDU convention.

followed by Belarussian opposition leader Svetlana Tichanovskaja addressing convention.

followed election of CDU federal leadership

closing words by newly elected CDU leader

(second day of convention expected to end at 1400GMT approx)

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Source: CORONA POOL

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Location: Germany

Topic: Politics / International Affairs

Audio: NATURAL/GERMAN

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