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Martin Schulz, the outsider insider

The Brussels veteran’s decision to run against Angela Merkel is good news for Germany — and Europe.

German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) and former European Parliament President Martin Schulz attend a joint press conference at the Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin on January 24, 2017. The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Sigmar Gabriel, told Die Zeit newspaper that he would recommend that former European Parliament president Martin Schulz take his place as SPD party chairman and chancellor candidate, as he made the surprise announcement on January 24, 2017 that he would not run against Chancellor Angela Merkel in a September general election. / AFP / Tobias SCHWARZ (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)BERLIN — Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to bow out of the race for the chancellorship in favor of Martin Schulz is the perfect antidote to German voters’ frustrations.

It will benefit his party…

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