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    Angela Merkel officially confirmed her intent to run for fourth term as the German chancellor.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel officially confirmed Sunday evening that she would run for chancellor again.

    "I have today told the National Board [of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany Party Merkel belongs to, CDU] that I am ready to present my candidature for the position of chancellor again," Merkel said at a press conference.

    The project of the resolution for the next CDU party session scheduled for December 5-7 will be prepared later on Sunday.

    The chancellor in Germany is chosen following the results of the parliamentary election. Either the winning party or a coalition can propose a candidate.


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