Merkel seeks fourth term as German chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Sunday to the Christian Democratic Union that she wants to run for a fourth term in the 2017 election, ending months of speculation about her decision.

Merkel, 62, has served as Germany's Chancellor since 2005. If she wins next year's election, Merkel will match the record of 16 years in office set by former Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

Source: VOV5