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Merkel expected to say on Sunday if she'll run for office in 2017 - report | Reuters

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to announce on Sunday whether she will run for a fourth term in next year's federal election, the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland media group said on Wednesday.The report cited sources in the executive board of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU).A spokesman for the chancellery declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

At a regular government news conference earlier on Wednesday Steffen Seibert, Merkel's spokesman, said the chancellor would make her intentions clear "at the appropriate time".

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrea Shalal)

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Published Date: Nov 17, 2016 01:16 AM | Updated Date: Nov 17, 2016 01:16 AM

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