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President Barack Obama has chosen Senator John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as US secretary of state, news networks CNN and ABC reported. 

This file photo shows US Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) walking to the Senate chamber in the US Capitol, on December 4, 2012, in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama has chosen Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as US secretary of state, according to news networks CNN and ABC.

CNN on Saturday cited a Democratic source who had spoken to Kerry, while ABC mentioned unnamed sources. Asked for comment by AFP, the White House did not immediately confirm the reports, but Kerry is seen as a frontrunner for the role.

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