As it became known to the publication, the chairman of the ruling German party of the CDU, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, invited the party elite to an extraordinary closed meeting to be held in early June, after the May elections to the European Parliament.
According to the Secretary-General of the CDU, Paul Tsimiak, the meeting will focus on determining the right priorities in the light of “the possibility of changing the framework conditions.” Also scheduled to meet the tops of the two ruling parties: the CDU and the Social Democrats. The latter have already announced their intention to take stock of the two years of the ruling coalition’s work and decide whether to continue its work.
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Leading German politicians do not exclude that a certain outcome of the European elections may entail a government crisis and early parliamentary elections already this year. It may also mean that Crump-Karrenbauer will try to quickly change Merkel as Chancellor.
Angela Merkel was the first German Fulbright Prize winner. In the past, prizes were awarded to, among others, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Vaclav Havel, Doctors Without Borders, and Bill and Melinda Gates. In awarding the head of the German government, the Fulbright Association noted the leading role of the German Chancellor in times of global crises. In 2015, the editors of the American Time magazine called the German Chancellor Angela Merkel “The Man of the Year.”