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German Education Minister resigns

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She was considered one of chancellor Angela Merkel closest xxx, Annette Shavan’s resignation was a fresh blow for Merkel’s government. It was a very heavy heart that I have accepted this resignation, in an absence of Schavan the government is losing one of the most recognized and distinctive policy makers in the field of education and research, in actual fact, the most recognized and distinctive policy maker in education and research. Schavan has been the focus of moths of controversy over allegations she plagiarised parts of the doctoral thesis, she says she is resigning to protect the integrity of her office. xx between the minister and the university would be a taxing issue for both my office, the ministry, the government and the Christian democracy. I can’t afford to damage the reputation of these institutions. Annette Schavan’s reputation as a calm, loyal and influential politician xx to the top tracks of the Christian democratic party, the CDU. Schavan began her political career in Baden-Wurtemberg, in the mid-nineties and became Education Minister there. She xx herself with Angela Merkel, then opposition leader in the Bundeswehr. Merkel nominated Schavan as Education Minister after she was elected chancellor in 2005. Schavan gained x for both christian democrats and opposition leaders for spending x for both education and research. Now her career has ended with a crash. Merkel has already selected a successor Johanna Wanka is a regional Science Minister from Lower Saxony. Despite their friendship, Merkel couldn't risk the fall out from the Schavan affaire with elections scheduled in September.

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Duration: 1 minute and 57 seconds
Country: Spain
Language: English
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Posted by: sms13 on Oct 26, 2014

Short cut about the Minister's resignation

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