Bavarian leader Markus Söder and Merkel loyalist Armin Laschet have both thrown their hats in the ring to run as the conservative..
State in Germany
Bavaria, officially the Free State of Bavaria, is a landlocked state (Land) in the south-east of Germany. With an area of 70,550.19 square kilometres (27,239.58 sq mi), Bavaria is the largest German state by land area, comprising roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With over 13 million inhabitants, it is second in population only to North Rhine-Westphalia, but due to its large size it is one of the least densely populated states. Bavaria's main cities are Munich, Nuremberg, and Augsburg.
Laschet, the 60-year-old premier for North Rhine-Westphalia was picked over Markus Soder, the popular leader of Bavaria's Christian..