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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Won’t Run for Re-election After Losses

HeadlineOct 29, 2018

German media is reporting that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not seek re-election when her term ends in 2021. She will also not seek leadership of her party, the CDU, or Christian Democratic Union. Merkel’s party suffered heavy losses in the state of Hesse Sunday, with the far-right AfD party making gains. Merkel has been leader of her party since 2000 and the German chancellor since 2005.

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