Germany: Merkel kicks off election campaign in Dortmund

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Published on 12 Aug 2017, 17:09
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s re-election campaign got underway in Dortmund, Saturday, as the German leader readies for next month’s federal election.

In Merkel’s first formal campaign rally, she reiterated her party’s commitment to the EU, asserting that that it is “a wonderful project and the CDU (Christian Democratic Union of Germany) will never question it.”

Merkel is set to appear at 50 rallies across Germany ahead of the federal elections on September 24, where she hopes to win a fourth term as chancellor.

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