In Germany, the 'Union' party CDU just picked Armin Laschet as candidate for Chancellor. As a result, the conservatives slumped in the polls. The center-left Greens are now the strongest party in Germany, by far.
In three years, Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU and First Minister Markus Söder's CSU have not been this strong. According to a new poll, 40 percent of all German voters would choose one of those parties if there were general elections today.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, also known as 'AKK', intends to step down from her post as the leader of Angela Merkel's conservative party CDU. And she will not become the party's candidate for the Chancellery.