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Having learned nothing, and being an arrogant ass, Merkel takes advantage of no term limits in German law.

Merkel expected to announce bid for fourth term Sunday

Merkel expected to announce bid for fourth term Sunday

Published: 20 Nov 2016 08:40 GMT+01:00

After months of feverish speculation about her plans, Merkel is due to hold a news conference at 1800 GMT during a meeting of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and say she will seek a fourth term in the 2017 elections.

Merkel, 62, has governed Europe’s top economic power, which does not have term limits, since 2005.

Another full four-year term, which pollsters say is likely, would tie the post-war record set by her mentor Helmut Kohl, who presided over the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall.

The head of the German Council on Foreign Relations, Daniela Schwarzer, said Merkel’s sense of duty had likely shaped her decision.

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