Germany: Meet Jens Spahn, Merkel’s Possible Successor “I am a burkaphobe.”

Jens Spahn, Merkel’s Possible Successor, Possible Non-Suicidal Gay.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has sparked a mutiny from within her own party over a controversial coalition deal that allows her to remain in office for a fourth term. The deal, in which Merkel agreed to relinquish control over the most influential government ministries, has led a growing number of voices from within her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to say — publicly — that it is time to begin looking for her successor.