Merkel Officially Nominated for Fourth Term

Merkel Officially Nominated for Fourth Term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on Monday officially nominated to run as her party’s candidate in this year’s federal elections, party sources say.
A leaders’ meeting of her center-right Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, confirmed the foregone conclusion at a meeting in Munich, Deutsche Welle reported.
There is “unanimous support of both parties for Merkel’s candidacy”, said Horst Seehofer, the leader of CSU and premier of Bavaria.
Also in a press conference on Monday, Merkel ruled out implementing a limit on refugee numbers, but said both the CSU and her own CDU party had agreed that the influx of more than 1 million people in 2015 and 2016 should not happen again. 
She also said the two parties would start working on a joint election platform for the upcoming vote.
The German chancellor has been active in politics since shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. 
After a stint as the minister for women and youth and then the environment under former chancellor Helmut Kohl, she became the head of CDU in 2000. She became chancellor herself in 2005 and has won every election contested since.
Merkel’s main rival in the 2017 election will be against current coalition partners the center-left Social Democrats and their candidate, former European Parliament president, Martin Schulz.


Short URL : https://goo.gl/E3L8wR
  1. https://goo.gl/iNmF5v
  • https://goo.gl/QcHzi9
  • https://goo.gl/7KCJLn
  • https://goo.gl/exaveD
  • https://goo.gl/8doYL2

You can also read ...

Democrats’ Enthusiasm to Blunt Trump Soars for Congressional Election
A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll has found that enthusiasm...
US Imposes Sanctions on China for Buying Russian Weapons
The US has imposed sanctions on the Chinese military over its...
Vietnamese President Dies
Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday aged 61 at...
British Prime Minister Theresa May looks to passing  by heads of government after the family photo at the informal EU summit in Salzburg, Austria, Sept. 20.
British Prime Minister May’s Brexit blueprint was in tatters...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un walk during a luncheon on Sept. 21.
The North Korea ball is thoroughly back in Washington's court...
Dozens Dead in Tanzania Ferry Disaster
At least 100 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints