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Merkel will not seek re-election as CDU party chair

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told leaders of her Christian Democrats (CDU) that she will not seek re-election as party chairwoman at a conference in early December, a senior party source said.
Merkel has been CDU chairwoman since 2000 and giving up the role would start a race within the party to succeed her as chancellor.
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