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Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021: source

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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.

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

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