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Next German Chancellor Odds - Friedrich Merz favourite to succeed Angela Merkel

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  • Friedrich Merz is the bookmakers' favourite to be the next German Chancellor
  • German federal elections to take place in 2021
Angela Merkel (L) and Friedrich Merz (R) (Photo by AXEL SCHMIDT,JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Phil Lowe 12 Nov 2020
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Friedrich Merz is the bookmakers' favourite to be the next German Chancellor.

Angela Merkel has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005 but announced in late 2018 that she would not be running for a fifth term at the federal elections in 2021.

Merkel is also not seeking re-election as leader of the Christian Democratic Union - a post she has held since 2000.

Betting is now well underway on the Next Chancellor of Germany, with Betwinner making Merz the market leader.

Mr Merz is called "the darling of the CDU" by many in Germany, and can be backed at 2.75 at time of writing, ahead of Markus Soeder (3.74) and Armin Laschet (3.74).

Next German Chancellor Odds

Friedrich Merz 2.75
Markus Soeder 3.74
Armin Laschet 4.5
Robert Habeck 5.0
Olaf Scholz 7.0
Jens Spahn 12.0
Norbert Roettgen 13.0
Alice Weidel 26.0
Source: Betwinner. Odds correct as of November 12th, 2020.

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Next German Chancellor Odds FAQs

When is the 2021 German Federal Election?

The 2021 German federal election for the 20th Bundestag is expected to be held between August and October 2021.

Who is Angela Merkel?

Angela Merkel is a German politician who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018.

Who is Friedrich Merz?

Friedrich Merz is a German lawyer and politician. A member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), he served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1989 to 1994 and was elected to the Bundestag from 1994 until 2009, where he chaired the CDU/CSU parliamentary group from 2000 to 2002. Merz was a candidate in the 2018 CDU leadership election, placing second; he is running again in the 2021 leadership election.


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