German Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to run for a fourth term, reports TASS with reference to data of the Agency DPA. Merkel shaken amid immigration crisis in Europe, but among its supporters support big.

The German Agency reported that the statement of the German Chancellor did
during a closed meeting of the Presidium of the party “Christian democratic Union” in Berlin. As expected, formally of its decision, the German Chancellor will announce on Sunday evening.

During the week ally Merkel of the CDU, Norbert Röttgen, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on foreign policy, in an interview with CNN said that the Chancellor, head of Germany since 2005, will again be nominated for the post. He called this decision “a responsible leader”.

In late August, half of the Germans were against the fourth term of Merkel as Chancellor of Germany. In favor of its further stay on a post of the head of the government of Germany expressed only 42% of survey participants, conducted by the sociological Institute Emnid for the order of the weekly Bild am Sonntag.

However, is conducted in anticipation of the expected extension of the survey showed that in November, Merkel can count on the support of 54% of Germans. 39% were opposed.

At the same time, among the supporters of the “Christian democratic Union” for the new term of Merkel as Chancellor acts as a comfortable majority – about 70% of the respondents.

The next elections to the Bundestag will take place in autumn 2017.

Merkel told supporters of his intention to run for a fourth term 20.11.2016

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