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

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 29, 2017 6:01 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - 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 formalizsed 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)