Martin Schulz Elected Social Democrat Leader

Never before in the post-war history of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) has a candidate received as much support as Martin Schulz did on Sunday.

Of the 605 votes cast, not a single Social Democrat broke rank. Mr. Schulz was unanimously elected both party leader and chancellor candidate in a resounding display of unity as general elections approach in September.

“I believe this result is the prelude to the conquest of the federal chancellery,” Mr. Schulz said at the SPD’s party convention in Berlin.

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