Meet Germany’s next chancellor


Jens Spahn and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer are at the front of the starting grid in the race to succeed Angela Merkel.

He’s a sharp-tongued thirtysomething metrosexual, the standard-bearer of Germany’s conservative youth. She’s the middle-aged apple of Angela Merkel’s eye, a churchgoing mother of three with down-home charm.

Ceni 9iIf few outside of Germany have ever heard of either Jens Spahn or Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, that’s about to change.

Merkel has recently elevated both to prominent political roles, putting them at the…

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