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Germany's 'Mini-Merkel' Faces Challenge From 'Conservative Disrupter'

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The German chancellor’s protege, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is seeking to step out from her mentor’s shadow and shed her "mini-Merkel" nickname, saying she wants to restore voters’ sense of belonging to a German homeland. “An era has come to an end. We need to work out a way for people here to feel at home,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said this week as she launched her leadership bid to succeed Angela Merkel as chair of the ruling Christian Democrats, or CDU. Merkel announced last...

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