Germany’s Angela Merkel has announced that she will step down as Chancellor in 2021, following recent election setbacks. She would not seek re-election as leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union( CDU). She has held the post since 2000. The CDU was severely weakened in yesterday’s poll in the state of Hesse, the latest in a series of setbacks.
Source- The Hindu
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018:
- Germany Capital: Berlin, Currency: Euro, Present Chancellor: Angela Merkel.