Merkel To Give Up Party Leadership After Poll Setback

 Merkel To Give Up Party Leadership After Poll Setback

Merkel steps down

Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, a party source told AFP Monday, following a series of political crises and regional vote debacles rocking her fragile coalition.

She told party top brass her mandate running to 2021 will be “her last term”, a party source said, adding that she has no plans to seek a post in the European Commission following that despite speculation to that effect in Brussels.

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(AFP)

Ayomide Oyewole

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