Ex finance minister to challenge Merkel in 2013 vote: party

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Germany's opposition Social Democrats Friday named Peer Steinbrueck, a feisty former finance minister, to challenge Angela Merkel in next year's vote for the head of Europe's top economy. "I will suggest Peer Steinbrueck as candidate for the position of federal chancellor in the federal election in 2013," party head Sigmar Gabriel said to applause at the Social Democratic Party (SPD) headquarters in Berlin.Duration: 00:37

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