What’s next for Germany following Angela Merkel’s resignation

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced she will step down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union in December 2018 and will not seek re-election as Chancellor in 2021.

With Brazil recently electing Jair Bolsonaro into government, Merkel’s retirement poses questions about her successor, and whether they’ll be a member of the alt-right movement or follow her more progressive path.

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