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Women, Immigrants on the Rise in Merkel’s Conservative Makeover

posted on December 6, 2012

For Reuters, Stephen Brown and Noah Barkin write about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to modernize the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a traditionally conservative party. Merkel has appointed many women to leadership positions in the German government. On Merkel’s actions, Brown and Barkin write, “Her goal is to avoid the mistakes of conservative parties outside of Germany which have lost power because they failed to mobilise women and immigrants.” 

Read at Reuters