In Germany, a new successor to Angela Merkel was elected to the post of German Chancellor. The Prime Minister of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet became him. On Saturday, January 16, RIA Novosti became aware of this.
Several candidates took part in the election campaign, including the former head of the parliamentary faction Friedrich Merz and the head of the Bundestag foreign policy committee Norbert Röttgen.
Earlier at the congress of the CDU delegates Laschet said that he would not allow right-wing terrorists to stir up protests and unrest in Germany, reports TASS. He recalled last year's events, when protests began in Berlin due to the restrictions imposed by the authorities on the coronavirus.
On December 31, it became known that Merkel congratulated citizens on the New Year holidays for the last time. According to her, she is no longer going to apply for the post of German chancellor. She took it on November 22, 2005, becoming the first female chancellor.