German Chancellor Angela Merkel officially announced that it intends to participate in the elections of 2017, the head of government, she will be nominated from the ruling bloc of the Christian democratic and Christian social unions. On Sunday, November 20, reports Reuters.
“Today I told the Bureau and the Board of the party that prepared at the Congress in Essen to present its candidature for the post of Chancellor”, — quotes the statement Merkel made at a press conference in Berlin, RIA Novosti.
Thus, Merkel is going to lead the German Cabinet for the fourth time in a row, in this position, she is since 2005.
About the plans of the incumbent German Chancellor to participate in the next parliamentary elections said on 15 November, the Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on foreign Affairs Norbert röttgen. According to him, Merkel finally determined in this matter and “ready to contribute to strengthening international order.”
In late July, Merkel refused to answer journalists ‘ questions about her plans regarding the participation in elections, saying that he will inform about this later, but for now, for this “time’s not yet.” She stressed that it is still confident in the correctness of their migration course.
In recent German media repeatedly wrote that Merkel was in a difficult political situation. On the one hand, there are more and more dissatisfied with its migration policy of voters, with another — the actions of the Chancellor is subjected to harsh criticism within her own party.
In late February, Angela Merkel admitted that the migration crisis in Europe has become the most difficult challenge in the ten years of her reign.
Elections to the Bundestag will take place in autumn 2017.