German govt denies plan for pre-election reshuffle

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BERLIN, July 30 (Reuters) - The German government denied on Tuesday a report that Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, lagging in polls two months before an election, intends to appoint a Volkswagen executive as economy minister next month. Bild, the nation's largest circulation newspaper often used for political leaks and trial balloons, said Peter Hartz would assume command of both the economy and labour ministries. It cited unnamed officials in Schroeder's Social Democrats as its source. A ...

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