Business Standard

Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021: source


AFP Berlin
Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, a party source said Monday, following a series of political crises and regional vote debacles rocking her fragile coalition.
She told party top brass her mandate running to 2021 will be "her last term", a party source told AFP, adding that she has no plans to seek a post in the European Commission following that despite speculation to that effect in Brussels.

Disclaimer: No Business Standard Journalist was involved in creation of this content

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 4:40 PM IST

Explore News