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Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor at term end

After a series of political crises, Merkel has informed her centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) that she would not stand again to be the party chairman.

Published: 29th October 2018 06:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2018 06:50 PM   |  A+A-

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo | AP)

By AFP

BERLIN: Angela Merkel said Monday she would step down as German chancellor at the end of her term in 2021 after a series of political crises and regional vote debacles rocked her fragile coalition.

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Merkel had earlier informed her centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) that she would not stand again to be the party chairman at a congress in December to make way for new leadership.

"Today it is time to begin a new chapter," she told reporters at her party headquarters.



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