2nd LD: Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer not to run as chancellor candidate

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BERLIN, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, head of the German ruling party Christian Democratic Union (CDU), will not run as chancellor candidate in the 2021 general election and will yield her post as party leader later, German local media FOCUS Online reported on Monday.

According to the report, Kramp-Karrenbauer announced that she will organize the process for candidacy for the chancellor in summer, prepare the party for the future and then hand over the party chair.

Kramp-Karrenbauer was widely seen as Angela Merkel's hand-picked heir.

The surprise announcement came after her party was criticized for the mishandling of a vote for governor in the eastern state of Thuringia.

More information is supposed to be announced at a press conference at noon local time. Enditem

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