The Latest: Merkel says her party must look to the future

The Latest: Merkel says her party must look to the future
The Latest on the election of a successor to Angela Merkel as Christian Democratic Union party leader (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Chancellor Angela Merkel has celebrated her 18 years at the helm of Germany's main center-right party in her final speech as leader, urging members to show unity as it opens a new chapter.