Current European Parliament President Martin Schulz has expressed a desire to nominate a candidate for the post of German Chancellor in the upcoming parliamentary elections in the Republic. This was reported by sources of the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Social democratic party of Germany, is a member of the politician.

According to the Agency DPA, which is referenced in DW, the head of the SPD Sigmar Gabriel on 15 November, was discussed with Shultz the purpose for which the party will nominate their representatives after the nomination of the foreign Minister, social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier President of Germany. The party leader invited the President of the European Parliament to head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany before the elections to the Bundestag, which will take place in autumn 2017.

But as the sources said FAZ, Schultz not so much claim to the seat of the head of German diplomacy, as it seeks to participate in the struggle for the post of Chancellor. In parallel, the politician is fighting in Brussels for a second term as Chairman of the European Parliament, the newspaper notes.

Two days earlier it became known that the current German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to run for a fourth term. In an interview with CNN, said her fellow party “Christian democratic Union” Norbert röttgen, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on foreign policy. It is expected that Merkel herself, on 20 November, will announce his decision regarding willingness to participate in the parliamentary elections in Germany in autumn 2017.

The President of the European Parliament intends to fight for the post of Chancellor of Germany, told German press 18.11.2016

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