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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will seek a 4th term next year

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will seek a 4th term next year

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Sunday that she would seek reelection next year, a step that could provide a powerful counterpoint to the anti-globalization, anti-immigration narrative put forth by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

Merkel, facing a backlash against asylum seekers, ended months of speculation about whether she would again take up her party’s standard as a populist tide rises across Europe. Polls have shown she still enjoys strong support, if less so than before Germany, a country of about 80 million people, opened its doors to nearly 1 million new arrivals last year.  

“I want to serve Germany,” Merkel, 62, told reporters in...

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