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Angela Merkel may run for 4th term as German Chancellor

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Published Nov 17, 2016, 12:50 am IST
Updated Nov 17, 2016, 7:23 am IST
Germany has been waiting with bated breath to find out whether Ms Merkel will run for a fourth term in next year’s elections.
Angela Merkel
 Angela Merkel

Washington: Angela Merkel will run for a fourth term as German Chancellor, a senior member of her party has said. “She will run for chancellor,” Norbert Roettgen, of the Christian Democratic Union, told CNN.

“She is absolutely determined, willing, and ready to contribute to strengthen the international liberal order,” he said, adding “But we can’t see the chancellor or Germany as last man standing.”

 

Germany has been waiting with bated breath to find out whether Ms Merkel will run for a fourth term in next year’s elections. Another stint would be significant because majority of the Germans are looking for stability after the Brexit vote, Donald Trump’s shock victory and the rise of populist movements in several European countries.

According to political experts, Ms Merkel will be the favorite to win, if she decides to run for the elections, even though she is facing backlash over her refugee policies. Germany had decided to accept hundreds of thousands of people fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and other nations.

 

Two months ago, he party had suffered a setback in Berlin when it was knocked out of a ruling coalition with the center-left Social Democrats after winning just 17.6 per cent of the vote, the CNN reported.

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