EU parliament chief Schulz to enter German politics 

Martin Schulz announces on November 24, 2016 in Brussels that he will step down as EU parliament chiefGermany’s Martin Schulz said on Thursday he would step down as head of the European Parliament and return to national politics in elections next year. Schulz did not say if he would run for chancellor against Angela Merkel, although he is widely expected to slot into a prime position for the Social Democratic Party (SPD). “I will not run as president of the European parliament for a third term next year, I will run for the German Bundestag as the head of the list of my party, the SPD, in North Rhine-Westphalia,” an emotional Schulz told reporters in Brussels.

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