German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given the ambitions of the former Union group leaders, Friedrich Merz, on a Post in your Cabinet a cancellation. “The Chancellor is not planning any Cabinet reshuffle,” said government spokesman Steffen Seibert to a question.

On Tuesday, Merz had to be after the failed attempt, CDU-head, self-consciously shown. He would trust in the office of a Minister because of his experience in politics and the economy, he said the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.

Merz was a candidate for the Federal presidency of the CDU, and thus the successor to Merkel on this Post, was at the party the beginning of December, but close to its competitor Kramp-Karrenbauer Annegret failed.

The former Union Leader was particularly supported by the CDU business wing and conservative circles. Merz is currently the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the asset Manager Blackrock in Germany.


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