Christian Democratic Union of Germany | chairperson of the cdu, 1950–present

Chairperson of the CDU, 1950–present

Chairperson Period
Konrad Adenauer 1950–1966
Ludwig Erhard 1966–1967
Kurt Georg Kiesinger 1967–1971
Rainer Barzel 1971–1973
Helmut Kohl 1973–1998
Wolfgang Schäuble 1998–2000
Angela Merkel 2000–2018
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer 2018–present