February 10, 2020 / 10:43 AM / 10 days ago

Merkel supports Kramp-Karrenbauer in her desire to remain defence minister - spokesman

BERLIN (Reuters) - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to remain German defence minister and Chancellor Angela Merkel supports her in that, a spokesman for the German government said on Monday.

A source in Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) - of which Kramp-Karrenbauer is leader - said earlier on Monday that Kramp-Karrenbauer would not run for chancellor in Germany’s federal election next year.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Joseph Nasr

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