Martin Schulz has been confirmed as the new leader of Germany's Social Democrats. The mood was euphoric among SPD delegates at a special conference in Berlin - Schulz was elected unanimously.
Leader Martin Schulz accepted the blame for the SPD's bitter defeat in the German election. His deputy has accused him of failing to recognize the seriousness of the party's crisis as political intrigue mounts.
The Social Democrat left his post as head of the European Parliament to challenge Angela Merkel. As he lags in the polls, Schulz holds on to the hope that his enthusiasm can convince voters to abandon "aloof" Merkel.
Germany decides in less than a month whether to give German chancellor Angela Merkel one more term. The latest poll puts the CDU ahead - and sees the right-wing AfD as the third largest political force.
Martin Schulz, candidate for the German chancellorship has reiterated that there’s need to crackdown on human trafficking and smugglers in a bid to stop illegal migration.
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