Schulz to quit EU parliament chief post for German politics

European Parliament President Martin Schulz' name has been circulated as a potential replacement for German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter SteinmeierGerman politician Martin Schulz plans to quit his post as European Parliament chief to join next year’s election campaign at home, where he may mount a challenge against Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to media reports Thursday. Schulz, 60, “will make a switch to Berlin”, reported Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily, which said the German veteran politician will not seek a third term as European Parliament chief. Public broadcaster ARD later said it had obtained a confirmation from Schulz about the reports of his plans to leave Brussels.

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