BERLIN – Angela Merkel Englisch: www.germnews.com .de / archive / dn / 1995/02 / 15.html The conservative party said on Monday that it wanted to stay as Chancellor after a Bundestag debacle as Federal Chancellor, German media reported.
Merkel had previously indicated that she was planning to seek another term of two years from her Christian Democratic Union at a party convention in December, but seemed to be quick to engage in renewal pressure.
Merkel has been leading the CDU since 2000 and has been Chancellor since 2005. As Merkel said in an ongoing CDU leadership meeting, she was prepared to resign as party leader, but wanted to remain chancellor […] , The tabloid Bild also reported that she said she would not run again as party leader.
Merkel's predecessor, Gerhard Schröder, resigned as chairman of its center-left Social Democrats in 2004 when his government fought but remained chancellor. For years, Merkel insisted that the Chancellor should also be party leader.
Merkel is currently ruling Germany in a "grand coalition" of the country's traditionally largest parties – the CDU, the only sister of Bavaria, the Christian Social Union and the Social Democrats. Her fourth-term government did not appear until March, but was notorious for disputes.
Both Merkel's conservative CDU and the center-left Social Democrats lost much of their ground in Sunday's election in central Hesse, while there were gains for both the Greens and the far-right alternative for Germany. Merkel's party made a nondescript victory and narrowly saved a majority for its regional governing coalition with the Greens.
The debacle followed a strike at a state election in Bavaria two weeks ago for the CSU and the Social Democrats Democrats' leader Andrea Nahles demanded on Sunday a "clear, binding timetable" for the implementation of government projects before the coalition enters the Autumn next year to an already agreed interim report.
Nahles did not want to comment on Monday CDU leader. The chancellor should hold a press conference later in the day.
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