Martin Schulz will stand as the SPD candidate for Chancellor in the German election 2017 scheduled for September.
Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz looks set to be the Social Democrat candidate for German Chancellor.
The center-left Social Democratic Party – SPD’s current leader, economy minister Sigmar Gabriel, says he will not stand against Angela Merkel and he plans to return to domestic politics.
For the moment polls give Merkel a lead of around 15% and the SPD around 20% in total.
MARTIN SCHULZ TO TAKE ON ANGELA MERKEL IN GERMAN ELECTIONS
Martin Schulz has to give a strong battle in order to win and defeat finally Angela Merkel.
He is a famous face in European politics in Brussels but he has to face Angela Merkel, maybe the most powerful woman in the world.
Merkel is running for a fourth term as chancellor and she seems to be the favourite to win the German Elections.