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Angela Merkel crisis: Two MPs resign after ‘personally profiting from face mask deals’

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Two MPs in the German Chancellor’s party, CDU, resigned over the weekend over alleged kickback payments for state purchases of respiratory masks. The scandal comes only a week ahead of two regional elections.

Tweeting the news on Monday morning, Euronews Political Editor Darren McCaffrey said: “Two of Angela Merkel’s MPs are resigning, following disclosures that they had personally profited from government deals to procure #coronavirus face masks

“All risks damaging CDU ahead of two important regional elections next Sunday in two western states, ahead of GE in September.”

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