German federal elections 2017 The head of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), Martin Schulz, has resigned to ease preparations for a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Mr Schulz said he was handing over to a left-winger, Andrea Nahles, with immediate effect. However, SPD members have to vote on the change on 22 April.
Name: Martin Schulz
Company: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)
Replaced By: Andrea Nahles
Announcement Date: February 12, 2018, 11:00pm
Resignation Date: February 12, 2018, 11:00pm