Merkel’s CDU to hold leadership congress in April or May – German broadcaster

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats will hold an extraordinary party congress either in April or May to elect a new leader, broadcaster n-tv reported on Monday, citing party sources.

The CDU congress will take place either on April 25 or May 9 when delegates will be asked to vote for a new leader who will most likely leading in the next federal election due in October 2021, n-tv said.

(Writing by Joseph Nasr; editing by Thomas Seythal)