German Chancellor Merkel stands with CDU head of Brandenburg Wanka before a CDU party board meeting in Berlin

 
German Chancellor Merkel stands with CDU head of Brandenburg Wanka before a CDU party board meeting in Berlin
File picture shows German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party CDU, Angela Merkel (L) as she stands with Johanna Wanka, head of the CDU in the federal state of Brandenburg, prior to a CDU party board meeting in Berlin September 28, 2009. Germany's Education Minister Annette Schavan resigned on February 9, 2013 after being stripped of her doctorate over plagiarism charges, an embarrassment for her close confidante Chancellor Angela Merkel who is campaigning to win a third term in office this year. Wanka was named as replacement to Schavan as education minister. Picture taken September 28, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File