Germany's SPD leaders nominate Schulz as chancellor candidate – sources

By | January 29, 2017

BERLIN: Leaders of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Sunday unanimously nominated former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to run against conservative Angela Merkel in a national election in September, sources familiar with the decision said.

The decision is to be formalised at a special party conference to be held on March 19, the sources told Reuters.

(Reporting by Holger Hansen; Writing by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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