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Angela Merkel to run for fourth term as German chancellor

She said that by seeking re-election she wants to provide stability and direction in difficult times

Arne Delfs & Patrick Donahue 

Angela Merkel told senior members of her Christian Democratic Union that she’ll run again as party leader and seek a fourth term as German chancellor, ending months of speculation over her political future. The chancellor revealed her decision to a meeting of the CDU’s executive board in Berlin on Sunday, according to three people who were present. She said that by seeking re-election she wants to provide stability and direction in difficult times, one of the people said. All asked not to be named because an announcement has yet to be made public. Merkel is due to ...

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First Published: Mon, November 21 2016. 00:09 IST
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