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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file picture Lower Saxony education minister, Johanna Wanka , attends a press conference in Hannover. Germany's education minister Anette Schavan has resigned Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, after a university decided to withdraw her doctorate, finding that she plagiarized parts of her thesis - an embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government months before national elections. Schavan will be replaced by Johanna Wanka, the outgoing regional education minister in the state of Lower Saxony, Merkel said. That state's conservative-led government narrowly lost a regional election to the center-left opposition last month. (AP Photo/dpa, Holger Hollemann,File)

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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file picture Lower Saxony education minister, Johanna Wanka , attends a press conference in Hannover.  Germany's education minister Anette Schavan  has resigned Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, after a university decided to withdraw her doctorate, finding that she plagiarized parts of her thesis - an embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government months before national elections. Schavan will be replaced by Johanna Wanka, the outgoing regional education minister in the state of Lower Saxony, Merkel said. That state's conservative-led government narrowly lost a regional election to the center-left opposition last month.  (AP Photo/dpa, Holger Hollemann,File)
FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012 file picture Lower Saxony education minister, Johanna Wanka , attends a press conference in Hannover. Germany's education minister Anette Schavan has resigned Saturday Feb. 9, 2013, after a university decided to withdraw her doctorate, finding that she plagiarized parts of her thesis - an embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel's government months before national elections. Schavan will be replaced by Johanna Wanka, the outgoing regional education minister in the state of Lower Saxony, Merkel said. That state's conservative-led government narrowly lost a regional election to the center-left opposition last month. (AP Photo/dpa, Holger Hollemann,File)
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