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Merkel defeats Schulz in TV debates
09:23, 4 September 2017
Merkel defeats Schulz in TV debates

German politicians run for the Chancellor’s office; Merkel leads the way, media say

09:23, 4 September 2017

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After the TV debates between leaders of the German election campaign, Chancellor Angela Merkel leads Martin Schulz, the ex-president of the European Parliament. Deutsche Welle reported that on Monday.

The TV duel between the two candidates took place on Sunday, September 3; the politicians talked through various issues, like the EU migration crisis, German-Turkish relations, North Korean aggression and U.S. administration’s role in this regard.

According to the news agency, TV viewers found Merkel more persuasive than her opponent. 55 percent voted for the incumbent Chancellor, while 35 supported Schulz, according to the survey conducted by Infratest-dimap think-tank. The survey was ordered by ARD, the German TV channel.

It’s the first time Merkel claimed victory with such a big advantage.

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