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Kohl takes pop at CDU on 80th birthday bash

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Kohl takes pop at CDU on 80th birthday bash


Germany’s former Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, has been celebrating his 80th birthday.

He appeared briefly in front of his home in Ludwigshafen as thousands of well-wishers and world leaders sent messages of congratulations.

But Kohl, who is still suffering from a serious head injury in 2008, told a German newspaper that he was disappointed his Christian Democrat Union party turned its back on him during a funding scandal a decade ago.

The CDU has postponed an official celebration until early next month because of Kohl’s ailing health.

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