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10/16, 7:19 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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CDU's Laschet to resign as NRW head

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) interim head Armin Laschet (pictured) announced on Saturday that he will quit as the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in the wake of the party's election loss.

"The responsibility for this result lies with me as leader and candidate for the chancellorship," Laschet asserted during a speech in Munster.

Laschet previously said that he is prepared to also quit as the head of CDU.

Breaking the News / MD