October 5, 2019 / 3:38 PM / 12 days ago

Germany's CDU leader lacks support to become chancellor - poll

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, chairwoman of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) is not trusted enough by voters to become the country’s next leader, a poll published by tabloid Bild showed on Saturday.

Around 63% of voters feel that Kramp-Karrenbauer is unsuited for the job of chancellor, with 11% in favour, according to an INSA poll published on Saturday.

Support fell for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives at the end of September after the ruling alliance agreed a package of measures to protect the climate.

The CDU party plans to appoint a chancellor candidate in a year.

Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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