SPD’s Steinbrueck Wins 93% Backing to Challenge Merkel in 2013

German Social Democrat Peer Steinbrueck was selected by his party as its candidate for chancellor with a margin of 93.45 percent at a party meeting today in Hanover. He’ll challenge Chancellor Angela Merkel in national elections scheduled for September 2013.

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