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Federal Interior Minister confirms behind-the-scenes talks about Merkel’s new term

May 3, 2020

Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer has always allowed informal and private talks about Chancellor Angela Merkel’s option for a fifth term after welcoming her leadership at the top of the country during the coronavirus crisis.

“I cannot deny that I have heard this idea a lot lately,” Seehofer told the head of government in the statements “Bild am Sonntag” published on Sunday, the possibility of a new postulation by Merkel.

“Angela Merkel is leading Germany through the crisis very strongly,” said the minister, who was head of the Social Christian Union (CSU) until 2019, the Bavarian party Merkel, which is allied with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Federal Interior Minister confirms behind-the-scenes talks about Merkel’s new termFederal Interior Minister confirms behind-the-scenes talks about Merkel’s new term

Angela Merkel’s past as a scientist – doctor of physics with a thesis on quantum chemistry – has motivated the German head of state to get the Germans’ approval to deal with a crisis in dealing with a crisis that has already led to more than 6,500 deaths and 160,000 deaths, said the minister.

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