The leader of the Social democratic party of Germany (SPD) Martin Schulz announced his resignation. About this reports Deutsche Welle.

Schultz headed the party for about a year.

His position nominated by the leader of the social Democrats in the Bundestag Andreu Males. The vote will take place at the party Congress on 22 April. If Sales is approved, it will become the first female head of the SPD for more than 150-year history of the party.

The duties of the chief of party is Olaf Scholz.

After coalition negotiations, Schultz expressed his desire to head the Ministry of foreign Affairs in a future government of Germany and to leave the post of head of the party. Shultz himself suggested in its place Sales, but it provoked criticism. Including was against the current foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, who wanted to remain in office.

February 9, Schulz said that he will not claim the post of foreign Minister. According to German media reports, Schultz promised to keep this position for Gabriel. Official confirmation of information.

Schultz resigned as head of the Social democratic party of Germany 14.02.2018

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