Signs mount that Germany's Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017 election

Signs mount that Germany's Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017 election
 

Senior party allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel are increasingly indicating that they expect her to run for a fourth term in office in 2017 even though her popularity has dipped under the impact of the migrant crisis.
Merkel, 62, who has been chancellor since 2005, has repeatedly declined to comment on whether she will run in 2017, saying only that she will make her intentions clear in due course. In September she said she was still motivated.
But a senior ally of Merkel's said he did not see any other realistic alternative for the post of chairwoman of the Christian Democrats (CDU)... read more

 
17 October 2016 in World News, Views: 31
Source: Reuters
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