Commentary: Mr. Schroder, You're No Tony BlairThane Peterson
Gerhard Schroder, Prime Minister of Germany's state of Lower Saxony, likens himself to Britain's Tony Blair. He hopes the comparison will help in September's Parliamentary elections, when he will run as the Socialist candidate against Chancellor Helmut Kohl. The goal is to convince voters that he, like Blair, is a moderate Socialist who can lead his nation into a new era of growth and labor cooperation.
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