German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU, 4.f.l.) standing beside Berlin CDU prime candidate Frank Henkel (3.f.r) at the start of the CDU party executive meeting in Berlin, Germany, 19 September 2016. Beside them are the presidium - Armin Laschet (l-r), Thomas Strobl, general secretary Peter Tauber, Julia Kloeckner and Volker Bouffier. After the Berlin House of Representatives elections, the party's leading committes have come together to analyse the results.
PHOTO: MICHAEL KAPPELER/DPA