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People and Politics

False Start - The SPD's Chancellor Candidate Peer Steinbruck

Financial expert Peer Steinbrück is the Social Democratic candidate set to run against Chancellor Angela Merkel in parliamentary elections next year. His nomination is expected to be confirmed at a special party conference on December 9.

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Yet, since being nominated to be Merkel's challenger, Steinbrück has faced nothing but criticism. In addition to controversy about his advisors and the large amounts he's earned for speaking engagements while collecting an MP's salary, Steinbrück also has a poor image among women voters.