Some will miss you. Who will contradict the chancellor in the future? The others will be glad she’s gone. Maybe open a bottle of wine in the hope that it will finally be quiet.

But that is rather unlikely.

Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, 65, wants to run as the FDP’s top candidate in the European elections next year. This has not yet been officially decided, but decided. She is “available,” she told NDR. The state chairmen of the Liberals have already agreed, and the presidium and party executive will do so on Thursday.

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