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Merkel under pressure over spy chief promotion row

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

ANGELA MERKEL'S government is to reconsider a controversial promotion for Germany's outspoken domestic intelligence chief, further threatening the unity of the chancellor's coalition.

Hans-Georg Maassen was removed as head of the BfV intelligence service this week amid concerns he was interfering in politics after he publicly contradicted the chancellor over far-Right protests in the city of Chemnitz.

Mr Maassen's fate has already divided Mrs Merkel's coalition partners. The centre-L...