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Merkel critic Spahn also wants party leadership: sources

October 29, 2018 12:04 PM
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BERLIN (Reuters) - German Health Minister Jens Spahn, a critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel, has told fellow conservatives he wanted to succeed Merkel as party leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU), sources told Reuters on Monday.

Spahn, 38, announced his decision to candidate for the party chair during a closed-door meeting of senior CDU party members in Berlin, the sources said.

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