12:33 GMT05 December 2020
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    German media has reported that the Bundestag's Vice President, Thomas Oppermann, died on Sunday at the age of 66.

    Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil, Oppermann's ally from The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), expressed his condolences on Twitter.

    "The news of the sudden death of my colleague and comrade Thomas Oppermann fills me with deep sadness," he wrote.

    Thomas Oppermann had served as vice president since October 2017. Prior to that, he was the chairman of the SPD parliamentary group for almost four years and from November 2007 to December 2013, the first parliamentary manager of the SPD parliamentary group. 

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