Merkel announced today his gradual withdrawal from the political vanguard, after thirteen years of leadership in the first European power thanks to his skills for the pursuit of consensus and her famous cold blood, in a slow farewell to a German and European leadership. Merkel, who has been the German chancellor since 2005, announced to the press in Berlin today that "it is time to start a new chapter"
German Chancellor Angela Merkel today surprised the political class of her country and Europe by announcing, after the bad results of her party in the state of Hesse, that she will no longer choose her re-election as leader of the conservative CDU nor will be a candidate for the Foreign Ministry in 2021.
"I always wanted to carry my positions with dignity and leave them with dignity," said the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and head of the German government, after describing as "unacceptable" the image given by her government alliance and "bitter" results obtained in the regional elections held yesterday, in the "Land" (federated state) of Hesse.
"This fourth term is my last term as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, in the next election of the Bundestag in 2021, I will not run again as Chancellor, I will not run again for the German Bundestag, and I do not want any more. "
Merkel told reporters that being Chancellor has been a "very challenging and satisfying task."