She will need to behave as a truly European leader and not just as the Chancellor of Germany, says Philippe Lamberts, head of Greens-European Free Alliance. Nevertheless, a fourth term would provide some sort of stability, Lamberts added.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has become an icon. Abroad, she's held in high esteem due to the length of her tenure and her conduct during Europe's refugee crisis. But back home, support for Merkel is waning.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the burning of Israeli symbols during protests against the US decision on Jerusalem. Germany's interior, foreign and justice ministers also expressed criticism.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held talks with SPD head Martin Schulz in an effort to break the country's political deadlock. SPD politicians have said there's no hurry to agree to another grand coalition.
The Christian Democratic Union led by Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown its support behind pursuing a new alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD). Merkel has stressed the importance of a stable German government.
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