Germany's surging Greens name first ever candidate for chancellor
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Germany’s Green Party, which is surging in the polls, has for the first time named a candidate for chancellor to lead its campaign into September’s elections. Annalena Baerbock, a party co-leader since 2018, will be only the second woman of any political party in Germany to run as a formal candidate for chancellor since 1949, following outgoing incumbent Angela Merkel. Baerbock, 40, described her nomination on Monday – expected to be formally approved by a party conference in June – as a “renewal” in German politics and a departure from the status quo. The Greens stood for “a new understanding…

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