German candidates go head-to-head in last debate with 3 days to go

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With three days to go until Germany’s elections, the candidates took part in a final televised debate on Thursday focusing on differences in foreign and security policy. After three previous debates that featured only the three top candidates for chancellor – from the CDU/CSU, the SPD and the Greens – all parties currently represented in the Bundestag took part in the final round. The Social Democrats’ (SPD) candidate, Olaf Scholz, pledged to increase defence spending for the German army on Thursday and added that the most important foreign policy goal would be a strong, sovereign Europe. The …

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