Schulz to challenge Merkel in Germany election - media

20:30, 24 January 2017
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Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz is likely to compete with the current Chancellor, Angela Merkel, in the upcoming elections in Germany, Reuters reports.

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The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel will put forward Martin Schulz to challenge conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September election, said a party source on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

Sigmar Gabriel has refused to run in favor of Schulz, because he said he is sure that in the current situation, the former head of the European Parliament is "more likely to get the votes."

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