Aiming to reset her party, Merkel’s protege gets its name wrong – World

BERLIN (Reuters) – The new leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, bungled her welcome to party members meeting to discuss immigration policy by calling them “Social Democrats” – the name of their coalition partners.

Kramp-Karrenbauer took over from Chancellor Angela Merkel as leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in December, campaigning on a centrist platform that put her closer to the Social Democrats than to the right-wing rivals she defeated.

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