Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity inside her party appeared undented Monday after she was overwhelmingly re-elected leader of Germany’s conservative Christian Democrats, but the party remained divided over the way she was dealing with the global financial crisis.

Merkel won 94.8 percent of the vote for party leader, but her differences with top party officials over changing the tax system, in particular, loomed as one of her biggest challenges since becoming leader of Europe’s largest economy three years ago. Read at International Herald Tribune