Ger­man SDP chief Schulz quits amid party rift

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World -

BER­LIN:

Ger­man So­cial Demo­cratic Party leader Martin Schulz an­nounced on Tues­day he would quit as chair­man of the move­ment, but be­cause of in­ter­nal divi­sions his des­ig­nated suc­ces­sor An­drea Nahles must wait to take the reins. “The SPD needs re­newal in its or­gan­i­sa­tion, in its per­son­nel, and in its pro­gramme,” Schulz said as he an­nounced his de­par­ture. If elected at a party congress on April 22, Nahles would be­come the first woman to lead the 153-year-old party. AFP

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