German Chancellor Angela Merkel has denied speculation about the possibility of another nomination for the post of chancellor of Germany and said that she does not think about it, as reports with The Eastern Herald.
“No, really not,” she said on a TV program on Thursday, answering a question about her willingness to become chancellor for a fifth term in light of the coronavirus crisis and the need to overcome it. Merkel added that her decision is “very firm.”
Earlier, the German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, in an interview with the newspaper Bild am Sonntag, said that more recently he has heard the opinion that Merkel should stay because she runs the state very well during the epidemic.
Merkel at the end of October 2018 announced a decision not to run for president of the Christian Democratic Union. This was preceded by unsatisfactory results shown by conservatives in regional elections. Merkel also stated that she would remain head of government until 2021 and then would not hold political office.