Who are the German-led rivals after Chancellor Merkel?
What options does he have? With the help of Germany’s most powerful bloc, Armin Laschet should be a clear favorite, wrote BBC BBC’s Damien McGuinness in Berlin. But he has been accused of being inconsistent with blocking measures, so his assessments are fundamental. The power struggle with Markus Söder has only made voters more annoyed. Laschet believes that once the pandemic is under control, the numbers of party polls and their assessments will improve. But there are doubts in the CDU.