The current German Chancellor Angela Merkel will run for a fourth term at the upcoming elections in 2017. In an interview with CNN , said her fellow party “Christian democratic Union” Norbert röttgen, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on foreign policy. Merkel shaken amid immigration crisis in Europe, but among its supporters its support is still great.

Röttgen – ally of Merkel in the CDU. He definitely answered the question about her political future: “She will be nominated as a candidate”. He called Merkel “a cornerstone of Western political concept” and active global political player. “So she will participate in the elections and pursue a policy of a responsible leader” – quoted Röttgen DW.

The politician added that Merkel is configured to “preserve Western values.” He also called on Western countries, primarily the United States, to support Merkel. As reminds RIA “news”, Merkel’s message to the elected President of the USA of Donald trump urged him to cooperate, which should be based on common values of both countries

DW recalls that 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.

At the same time, among the supporters of the “Christian democratic Union” for the new term of Merkel as Chancellor was made by 70% of respondents, and 22 percent against.

Angela Merkel heads the government of Germany for 11 years – since 2005.

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

Merkel will run for a fourth term, said her colleague 16.11.2016

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