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Merkel ally quits over plagiarism

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a major political blow less than eight months before elections when her education minister, a close ally, resigned on Saturday over plagiarism allegations. 

Education Minister Annette Schavan, shown above in Frankfurt in October 2012, plagiarised parft of her doctorate thesis 33 years ago.

Merkel said she had accepted the resignation of Annette Schavan "with a heavy heart" after her former university stripped her of her doctorate, saying she had plagiarised parts of her thesis, "Person and Conscience", 33 years ago.

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