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Merkel`s rival steps down from party leadership

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 15:26

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s main rival in the recently-concluded parliamentary polls has stepped down from the leadership of his Social Democratic Party taking responsibility for the massive electoral defeat.

‘Germany’s ex- fin min to challenge Merkel in 2013 election’

Last Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012, 18:20

Steinbrueck, who run the finance ministry during Merkel`s first term from 2005 to 2009, has won support from SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel.