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Analysis The Race to Replace Merkel Begins. A Look at Those Vying to Lead Germany’s Top Party

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Three candidates vying to replace chancellor as leader of the center-right party include a Merkel loyalist and an old foe; all must combat rising challenge of liberal and populist parties to their left and right.

German chancellor Angela Merkel waving to supporters at a Christian Democratic Union election party, December 4, 2018.

Martin Meissner,AP