Germany’s CDU to vote on new leader after Merkel

The race has begun to replace the woman who’s led Germany since 2005. Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to step down after four terms at the helm of Europe’s biggest economy.

Three candidates will vie for the votes of Christian Democrats’ delegates at a digital party conference this weekend.

But it remains to be seen whether the new leader can also lead the party into the elections in September. Sibel Karkus has more from Berlin.