German TV station: Merkel to be next chancellor

Conservative leader Angela Merkel is set to become Germany's next chancellor under an agreement reached between the country's two main parties, a tele

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October 10, 2005 10:02

Conservative leader Angela Merkel is set to become Germany's next chancellor under an agreement reached between the country's two main parties, a television channel reported Monday. ZDF television cited no sources in a brief statement on the apparent agreement. It said nothing about what would happen to incumbent Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in a power-sharing deal between his Social Democrats and Merkel's conservatives.


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