Angela Merkel re-elected CDU leader

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 04, 2012 16:50 hrs

Berlin, Dec 4 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected leader of the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) Tuesday with strong support, displaying her overwhelming popularity and party unity that would help her to win next year's general elections, Xinhua reported.

Merkel, 58, won the support of 97.9 percent of party delegates at the party congress in Hanover.

She said the current German government was "the most successful since German reunification" in 1990, since Germany is outperforming other eurozone member states as the economic powerhouse of the common currency bloc in the depth of debt crisis.

She called for stability ahead of next year's federal elections when she would compete for her third term.

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