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June 15, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Willy Brandt formally bowed out of the leadership of the opposition Social Democratic Party on Sunday, turning over the party chairmanship to Hans-Jochen Vogel, the party's parliamentary floor leader and its unsuccessful candidate for chancellor in the 1983 elections.
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June 15, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Willy Brandt formally bowed out of the leadership of the opposition Social Democratic Party on Sunday, turning over the party chairmanship to Hans-Jochen Vogel, the party's parliamentary floor leader and its unsuccessful candidate for chancellor in the 1983 elections.
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March 24, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Willy Brandt resigned unexpectedly Monday as chairman of West Germany's opposition Social Democratic Party in the climax to a controversy over the appointment of a party spokeswoman. Hans-Jochen Vogel, the party's parliamentary leader, was named late Monday by the party presidium to succeed him.
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March 24, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
Willy Brandt resigned unexpectedly Monday as chairman of West Germany's opposition Social Democratic Party in the climax to a controversy over the appointment of a party spokeswoman. Hans-Jochen Vogel, the party's parliamentary leader, was named late Monday by the party presidium to succeed him.
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December 18, 1990 | Reuters
Germany's opposition Social Democrats, anxious to put their crushing defeat in elections earlier this month behind them, nominated Schleswig-Holstein Premier Bjoern Engholm as their new leader Monday. The party executive chose Engholm as its candidate to replace Chairman Hans-Jochen Vogel at a congress next May, but he is expected to take charge immediately.
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April 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Chancellor Helmut Kohl and the opposition Social Democrats agreed to an urgent program of cooperation to help rescue eastern Germany from economic collapse. Kohl and Social Democratic Chairman Hans-Jochen Vogel, meeting amid talk of a possible national unity government to tackle the crisis, set up two working groups to thrash out a joint approach. One group will consider how to deal with the dearth of administrators in eastern Germany and questions about property rights.
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January 23, 1991
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY interior ministers called an urgent meeting in Luxembourg to discuss the threat of Iraqi terrorist attacks in their countries. . . . BRITAIN made clear it wants Saddam Hussein ousted and his army completely neutralized to ensure a lasting peace in the Persian Gulf. "It is perfectly clear that this man is amoral," Prime Minister John Major said. . . .
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April 26, 1990 | From Times wire services
Oskar Lafontaine will continue the fight to oust West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in December's election despite having his throat slashed by a knife-wielding attacker at a political rally, his Social Democratic Party said today. "He will concentrate in the next days and weeks on regaining his health," party chairman Hans-Jochen Vogel said. "Then he will fully live up to the task the SPD has given him (as candidate for chancellor)."
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December 11, 1990 | Reuters
The German Social Democrats, in disarray after this month's crushing election defeat, Monday turned to a clean-cut state premier, Bjorn Engholm of Schleswig-Holstein, for new leadership. Engholm told reporters after an SPD ruling council meeting that he will run for chairman at a party congress in May when Hans-Jochen Vogel steps down from the job.
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September 4, 1985 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The West German government withstood an opposition resolution in Parliament on Tuesday to remove Interior Minister Friedrich Zimmermann because of his responsibility for the current spy scandal. Chancellor Helmut Kohl's supporters defeated the motion by the Social Democratic Party to dismiss Zimmermann, whose ministry supervises the activities of the counterintelligence service.
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June 2, 1989 | From United Press International
Chancellor Helmut Kohl said Thursday that this week's NATO summit was a success for West Germany despite opposition criticism of a compromise that limits negotiations on short-range nuclear weapons. In speeches to the Bundestag, West Germany's Parliament, Kohl and Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher tried to put the best face on the compromise, in which they dropped demands for early negotiations and accepted strict U.S. terms for the talks that rule out banning the weapons.
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November 28, 1989 | From Associated Press
Chancellor Helmut Kohl today announced a plan to draw the two Germanys into an informal confederation that would eventually lead to reunification. West Germany's major opposition party also called for unity. East Germany's leaders oppose reunification, but a proposed confederation is being discussed. Kohl's 30-minute address to Parliament was the most thorough delineation of his vision of eliminating the partition imposed at the end of World War II.
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