Angela Merkel says she won’t run again for party leader or German chancellor

Angela Merkel says she won’t run again for party leader or German chancellor

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once the most powerful politician in Europe, acknowledged herself as a lame duck on Monday.

Merkel announced that she will step aside as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) at the party’s conference in December and will not run for reelection in 2021.

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