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German Greens co-leader insists not changing chancellor candidate

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The co-leader of the German Greens, Robert Habeck, has given his full backing to the party’s candidate for chancellor in September’s national elections, despite a series of missteps and worrying opinion poll results. Habeck was the party’s only other option for the choice as chancellor candidate, but members went with his less experienced co-leader Annalena Baerbock. Since Baerbock was tapped as chancellor candidate in April, she has had to change part of her official CV after inconsistencies were found; tackle revelations that she made late party payments to the parliament; and face allegatio…

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