Germany looks beyond Angela Merkel as party elects successor

Germany looks beyond Angela Merkel as party elects successor

After years of turmoil within the party and the electorate over her disputed decision to keep the border open to more than one million asylum seekers, Merkel has said she will leave politics when her term ends in 2021. "Sooner or later, whoever becomes the leader of Germany's biggest party will probably become chancellor," a political scientist said.