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11/21/16

Germany: Media and politicians respond to Merkel′s hopes for fourth term as German chancellor

European media have reacted with varying degrees of support following the announcement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (seen above with fellow Christian Democrat David McAllister) on Sunday that she would be running as candidate for a fourth term in 2017 elections.

Italian newspaper "La Repubblica" questioned whether Merkel's announcement was a gamble or a politically rational decision, saying that she would have to find answers to challenges "such as Germany's inevitable change into a country of immigration."

The paper also pointed to problems at the international level, including increasing Russian assertiveness in the East and a possibly more distant America under a Trump presidency.

"For historical and geopolitical reasons, Germany would be the first to feel the painful consequences," the paper warned.

Read more: Media and politicians respond to Merkel′s hopes for fourth term as German chancellor | News | DW.COM | 21.11.20

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