Prime Minister of German Federal State, Lower-Saxony, David McAllister waves after a speech during an election campaign event of the regional Christian Democratic Union party for 2013 state elections in Osnabrueck, northern Germany, on January 16, 2013. McAllister started his election campaign to keep his post as Lower Saxony's State Premier after regional elections on January 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ
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German Chancellor and Chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel embraces fellow party member David McAllister at the annual CDU party congress on December 9, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. The CDU is the senior partner in Germany's ruling government coalition.
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David McAllister, Primier of the state of Lower Saxony attends the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Cologne, western Germany, on December 9, 2014. Merkel was reelected for the 8th time with 96, 72 percent of votes. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL
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CDU General Secretary Peter Tauber, leading party member David McAllister and Volker Bouffier, Governor of Hesse, attend the annual CDU party congress on December 9, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. The CDU is the senior partner in Germany's ruling government coalition.