SPD party members still smarting over his decision to renew the loveless "grand coalition" despite initially pledging to take the SPD into opposition.
"I hereby renounce joining the federal government and at the same time implore that this should be an end to debates about personalities", Schulz said in a statement.
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) chairman Martin Schulz announced on Friday that he would not pursue ministerial post in the next German government, including the foreign minister. The far-right party campaigned on an anti-immigration, anti-Muslim message during the election - and clinched its role as the third-largest party in parliament by winning 94 seats.
Under the terms of the deal struck between Merkel and Schulz earlier this week, the SPD will keep the foreign ministry it held in the last government and also take over the finance ministry from the CDU. Its results will be announced on March 4.
If a deal emerges, it won't bring an immediate end to the political limbo following Germany's September 24 election. Schulz had suggested his successor should be parliamentary group chief Andrea Nahles, according to German media.
"The way in which Schulz left could make it hard to quickly focus on the party's achievements in the coalition talks", Carsten Nickel, a Brussels-based analyst at Teneo Intelligence, said in an e-mail response to questions.
Asked if Sigmar Gabriel would remain foreign minister, she said party leaders would soon decide on a way forward, but their primary focus now was securing a "yes" vote from rank and file.
But in the end it appears it was the party leadership's fears that the row over Mr Schulz could lose them the vote on the coalition deal that finished him off. Michael Groschek, the head of the party's biggest regional association, is said to have been given the task of telling Mr Schulz he had to go.
Merkel, 63, who long seemed immune to criticism from within her own ranks, came under fire this week after agreeing to have just six ministers in the cabinet - the same number as the SPD, which won fewer votes in the election.
The agreement promises an unusual half-time review after two years, when the parties will reassess the coalition - already being seen as a possible opportunity for Ms. Merkel finally to step down.
French journalist Nicolas Henin was held hostage by Islamic State for 10 months and believes "The Beatles" were among his captors. United States officials believe the "execution cell" beheaded more than 27 Western hostages and tortured many more.
The drop nationally cools off Canada's strongest pace of growth since 2002 after creating more than 400,000 jobs in 2017. Provincially, B.C. unemployment sat at 4.8 per cent in January, up slightly from 4.6, after shedding 5,100 jobs.
The collective rating of 3 for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. The stock of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) earned "Hold" rating by Craig Hallum on Wednesday, October 25.
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Nonetheless there are concerns among some that the code could be "weaponized" by people with nefarious intent. There weren't any plans to widely share the information initially, but was naturally spread later on.
Locust Grove Elementary School has been placed on lockdown as a precaution, reported Fox 5 . "It's quiet. Police closed off different passageways of a subdivision not a long way from an outlet shopping center.
Analysts on average had expected 332.5 million monthly active users, according to financial data and analytics firm FactSet. Overall revenue was $731.6 million, beating Wall Street's target of $686.1 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Hurney became the interim GM for the Panthers at the start of training camp in 2017, after Dave Gettleman was sacked by the team. Carolina have interviewed Jimmy Raye III, Lake Dawson, and Martin Mayhew for the general manager position.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi , arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday on a two-day state visit to the UAE. Palestinian official Nabil Shaath said Modi and Abbas are to sign cooperation agreements worth $50 million.
Suzuki Motorcycle India unveiled a 125 cc scooter "Burgman Street" along with the introduction of the GSX-S 750 bike at the Expo. The company also showcased technological advancement in electric and hybrid technology with global technological marvel Ioniq.
According to a report from Kotaku, this means that an unannounced game that was still an early prototype has been scratched. The studio is best known for developing the second, third, and fourth games in Capcom's humorous zombie-killing series.
China loses to Canada in curling mix doubles
The siblings teamed up three years ago after they learned mixed doubles would become a part of the Olympics, ESPN reports . Finland was the only winless team (0-4) and had the daunting task of challenging Norway to get off the schneid.
Purdue Drops a Heartbreaker to Ohio State
It also would help restore some mojo for a team whose chances to win-out look good with games left at Wisconsin, vs. The thing about Purdue is that they don't have one single guy who is in running to be Big Ten Player of the Year.
Philippe Coutinho shares the real reason he left Liverpool
Nagrig are my people, you know? Every step I took, the dreams were getting bigger. "I'm proud to have played by his side". When asked about the comments from his national team boss Hector Cuper he refused to distance himself from them.