Angela Merkel's designated successor to resign after the fiasco vote

SEDAN: Angela Merkel The designated successor will renounce her role as head of the strongest party in Germany and will not accept the chancery after a debacle in a regional election.

On Monday, Merkel leaders reported that she will begin the process of organizing a summer leadership contest.

The measure comes days after his party was heavily criticized for his handling of a vote for governor in the eastern state of Thuringia. That saw the far-right alternative for Germany support a centrist candidate, breaking what is widely regarded as a taboo around cooperation with extremists in German politics.