Leader of Merkel’s party moves forward in bid to be chancellor candidate

Armin Laschet, CDU federal chairman and minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia, arrives at the CDU presidium meeting in front of party headquarters in Berlin, Germany (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
Armin Laschet, CDU federal chairman and minister president of North Rhine-Westphalia, arrives at the CDU presidium meeting in front of party headquarters in Berlin, Germany (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)