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

BERLIN: 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.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in a conference in Berlin

(Reporting by Michelle Martin and Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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