Merkel Succession Beckons After Von der Leyen’s Defense Posting

Merkel Succession Beckons After Von der Leyen’s Defense Posting

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Ursula von der Leyen, Germany's first female defense minister, center, gestures beside Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor and Christian Democratic Union leader, right, as the new coalition government is sworn in at the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany.