Merkel re-elected as German conservative CDU party leader

09:12, November 16, 2010      

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel won reelection as the leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Monday at a national congress in the German southwestern city of Karlsruhe.

Merkel, 56, resumed a fifth two-year term as party leader after winning 90.4 percent of the vote from 931 delegates. In 2008, she got 94.83 percent of the vote at the CDU's national congress held in Stuttgart.

Merkel has been the leader of the conservative party since 2000. She was elected as the first female chancellor of Germany in 2005 and served another term in 2009, when the CDU has formed a coalition government with the Christian Social Union (CSU), its Bavarian sister party and the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP).

Source: Xinhua


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