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Center-Right Dispute: Merkel to Delay Announcement of Chancellery Candidacy

Chancellor Merkel has decided to push back her announcement as to whether she intends to run for a fourth term as chancellor, DER SPIEGEL has learned. The delay is the product of an unresolved dispute with her Bavarian sister party, the CSU

Angela Merkel’s decision as to whether to run for a fourth term as German chancellor next year likely won’t be announced until early 2017, DER SPIEGEL has learned. The delay is necessary because Horst Seehofer, head of the Christian Social Union (CSU), will only decide then whether or not to continue supporting Merkel, say sources within Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU). The CSU is the CDU’s Bavarian sister party

 

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