Merkel expected to announce bid for fourth term Sunday

Chancellor Angela Merkel is popular among Germans, who see her as a straight-shooter and a safe pair of hands in tumultuous timesGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected to announce her bid for re-election Sunday in a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability following shock poll triumphs for Brexit and Donald Trump. 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.

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