Chancellor Angela Merkel fended off competition from rival Martin Schulz Sunday night as the two leading candidates went head-to-head in their only televised debate ahead of this month’s German election.The incumbent emerged in the lead following a 97-minute duel, which focused on the European migrant crisis, Turkey’s accession to the EU, and the handling of President Donald Trump. A survey conducted by Infratest Dimap moments after the show indicated that Merkel was viewed as more convincing by 55 percent versus 35 percent for Schulz.Merkel made clear her distinction from Trump and what she called “major differences” in their stances on climate change and his response to the race-fueled violence in Charlottesville. However, she insisted that Germany would work closely with the U.S. president to find a solution to growing tensions with North Korea.
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