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On eve of election, Cologne mayoral candidate stabbed in 'racist' attack

On eve of election, Cologne mayoral candidate stabbed in 'racist' attack
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An independent candidate for mayor of the German city of Cologne, who is supported by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party, has been stabbed by a man

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An independent candidate for mayor of the German city of Cologne, who is supported by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party, has been stabbed by a man while campaigning in the city.

Henriette Reker and an aide were seriously injured. Mrs. Reker is in a critical condition. Three other people were injured when they intervened to help.

Police say they arrested a 44-year-old man, who said he was motivated by Reker’s support for refugees.

Reker is also backed by the FDP and Greens, and has been involved in supporting and helping house refugees in the city. The election takes place on Sunday.

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