The CDU and CSU, Merkel put forward a single candidate for parliamentary elections

Angela Merkel

The Christian democratic Union (CDU) of Germany and its partners from the Christian social Union (CSU) nominated German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a single candidate in the elections to the Bundestag. On Monday, February 6, reports Reuters.

This decision was made on 6 Feb at the joint meeting of the bureaux of the two political parties in the Bavarian capital Munich.

Elections to the Bundestag will take place on September 24 this year. The main rival of Merkel will be Martin Schulz, former European Parliament President nominated by the Social democratic party of Germany (SPD).

20 Nov 2016 Merkel announced his intention to run for the post of Prime Minister from the CDU/CSU. She is head of the German Cabinet since 2005. In case of victory, Merkel will be Chancellor for the fourth time in a row.