Jan 8, 2014, 1:49 PM
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German-Iranian woman set to head co-ruling Social Democratic Party

Berlin, Jan 8, IRNA - A German-Iranian woman is tipped to become the next secretary general of Germany's co-governing Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Frankfurt-based daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said Wednesday.

Social Democratic leader Sigmar Gabriel has reportedly nominated 45-year-old Yasmin Fahimi to succeed Andrea Nahles who became labor minister in the new German government, the paper cited SPD leadership and labor union circles as saying.

A top labor union official, Fahimi is to be elected to the new powerful post in the SPD during a party congress on January 26.

Born in the north German city of Hannover, Fahimi's father is Iranian while

her mother is German.