21. 11. 2016
The current German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she was ready to run for the head of state again. She announced this at a closed meeting of the party. According to the party members, the official announcement of the application is scheduled for next Sunday.
At the moment the third term of Merkel’s governing as a Chancellor is coming to the end. According to the sociological interrogations, more than 50% of Germans agree to elect the current head of state once again. At the same time, 39% of people in Germany are against such a decision.
If Angela Merkel is able to win in the upcoming elections, she will be close to the record of the Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl’s ruling. This statesman occupied the important governmental post for 16 years (from 1982 to 1998.) Helmut Kohl was the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union. Angela Merkel, in her turn, is also a member of this political organization.
Merkel was firstly elected to the post of German Chancellor in 2005.
The next elections to the German parliament are scheduled for autumn 2017.