Martin Schulz set to be the Anti-Merkel candidate

Sigmar Gabriel, German socialist leader, renounced to his candidacy to lead the SPD in the next general election. He served as SPD leader for seven years. “It is about the survival of the SPD,” he said as reported by Der Spiegel.

His successor as SPD leader is set to be the former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz who  will also run for the German Chancellery against CDU’s Angela Merkel.