Party Shake-Up FDP Leader Steps Down after Election Debacle

Germany's Free Democrats had never fallen below 5 percent in a general election -- until Sunday. As a result, the party faces major restructuring of its leadership, with chairman Philipp Rösler being the first to resign on Monday.
FDP leader Philipp Rösler resigned on Monday following his party's disastrous showing in the Sunday general election.

FDP leader Philipp Rösler resigned on Monday following his party's disastrous showing in the Sunday general election.

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cgh -- with wire reports