MERKEL TO RUN FOR 4TH TERM

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

WASH­ING­TON: Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel will run for a fourth term, an in­flu­en­tial mem­ber of her gov­ern­ing Chris­tian Demo­cratic Union party said on Tues­day, amid un­cer­tainty over her po­lit­i­cal fu­ture. “She will run for chan­cel­lor. And she is ab­so­lutely de­ter­mined, will­ing and ready to con­trib­ute to strengthen the international lib­eral or­der,” Nor­bert Roettgen, who chairs the Ger­man par­lia­ment’s for­eign pol­icy com­mit­tee, told CNN. Merkel pre­vi­ously said she would un­veil her de­ci­sion on stand­ing for an­other term “at the ap­pro­pri­ate time”. – dpa

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