Angela Merkel, German chancellor, to stand for fourth term
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will run for a fourth term in office, members in her conservative party have said.
Mrs Merkel, 62, is expected to formally announce her intention later on Sunday at the headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
General elections are expected in Germany in autumn next year.
Mrs Merkel’s poll ratings have slipped since the height of her popularity but she retains support.
She suffered an embarrassing regional election defeat earlier this year and is being challenged by the populist right-wing AfD party.