September 26, 2018 / 11:29 AM / in 2 months

Merkel won't hold vote of confidence after ally loses senior party job

BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not hold a vote of confidence, her spokesman said on Wednesday, after her conservatives cast out long-standing ally Volker Kauder as head of the parliamentary party.

“A clear no,” Steffen Seibert told a news conference when asked if Merkel would hold a vote of confidence. (Reporting by Michelle Martin and Riham Alkousaa Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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