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Merkel's party postpones congress to choose new leader due to coronavirus

BERLIN, March 12 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) have postponed a conference scheduled for April 25 in Berlin to choose a new party leader due to the coronavirus, a party spokeswoman said, confirming a report by dpa news agency.

(Reporting by Reuters Television Writing by Madeline Chambers Editing by Thomas Seythal)