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Volkswagen chairman quits in power struggle with CEO

Piech was isolated in a five-to-one vote of Volkswagen's steering committee

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Mr Piech had previously seen off other executives who crossed him, including his hand-picked successor as Volkswagen CEO, Bernd Pischetsrieder.

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FERDINAND Piech, a towering figure at Volkswagen for more than two decades, resigned as its chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown with chief executive Martin Winterkorn.

Mr Piech, the 78-year-old grandson of the inventor of the Volkswagen Beetle, had previously

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