Reuters: Merkel said she wants to run for fourth term as German chancellor: sources
Angela Merkel told top members of her party on Sunday that she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year's election, senior party sources told Reuters, after months of speculation about one of the world's most powerful women.
Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the conservative is seen as a stabilizing force in Europe amid uncertainty caused by Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.
Merkel told leading figures in her Christian Democrats (CDU) party in Berlin on Sunday about her intentions, several participants said. The meeting is to prepare for a party conference in December, the last before the election.
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Update #1: Merkel to Seek 4th Term as Germany’s Leader, Reports Say (NYT)
Update #2: Beleaguered Angel Merkel heads out to her last battle (DW)
WNU editor: According to polls a majority of Germans will support her .... but I do not think this is going to be an easy election for her.