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Angela Merkel will step down as chancellor in 2021: source


Berlin, Oct 29: Angela Merkel will step down as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, a party source said Monday, following a series of political crises and regional vote debacles rocking her fragile coalition.

German chancellor Angela Merkel. PTI file photo

She told party top brass her mandate running to 2021 will be "her last term", a party source told AFP, adding that she has no plans to seek a post in the European Commission following that despite speculation to that effect in Brussels.


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