German Chancellor, Merkel to Leave Politics After Final Term — .

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on Thursday, ruled out running for parliament or any other political office once she steps down as chancellor. “I will not run again… either for Bundestag legislator or chancellor,’’ she told a news conference.

German Chancellor, Merkel to Leave Politics After Final Term — .

Note: When Merkel steps down as Chancellor after the Federal Elections on September 22nd, she will have been the second-longest serving Chancellor in modern German history- two years more than Adenauer and a month less than Helmut Kohl.

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