Schulz nominated as SPD candidate to take on Merkel for German Chancellor

In Germany, the centre-left SPD has chosen Martin Schulz as its candidate in the battle to become the country's next chancellor. The former European Parliament President was unanimously chosen by the party's executive committee on Sunday to run against Angela Merkel. Schulz will take over from current leader Sigmar Gabriel in March. He stepped down last week saying Schulz had a better chance in the September vote. Accepting the nomination in front of supporters, Schulz declared: ...

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