- Title: Merkel's Bavarian allies welcome her decision to run for 4th term
- Date: 20th November 2016
- Summary: MUNICH, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 20, 2016) (REUTERS) CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION (CSU) BUILDING CSU LOGO ON BUILDING CAMERAS CAR PULLING UP VARIOUS OF CSU CHAIRMAN HORST SEEHOFER GETTING OUT OF CAR, ENTERING BUILDING CSU LOGO (SOUNDBITE) (German) CHRISTIAN SOCIAL UNION (CSU) CHAIRMAN, HORST SEEHOFER, SAYING: "We now want the trust of the population for another four years. For that, we need a candidate, and from today it is clear who that will be for the Union. We also need a strong programme because the German people are above all interested in what issues and projects we want to take our country into the future with. They go together. Therefore it is good that we have clarity today and that the decision has been made, but we still have a lot of work ahead of us in the coming weeks." SEEHOFER SPEAKING
- Embargoed: 5th December 2016 17:30
- Keywords: Angela Merkel Horst Seehofer CSU Bavaria Germany chancellor
- Location: MUNICH, GERMANY
- City: MUNICH, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00159900NB
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- Story Text: The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies in Bavaria welcomed her decision on Sunday (November 20) to run for a fourth term in next year's election.
"We now want the trust of the population for another four years," Horst Seehofer said on his way into a meeting of his Christian Social Union (CSU) in Munich.
"Therefore it is good that we have clarity today and that the decision has been made but we still have a lot of work ahead of us in the coming weeks," he added.
Merkel announced on Sunday she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year's election, a sign of stability after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.
Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the 62-year old conservative said she would stand again in the September election, ending months of speculation over her decision.
The CSU and Christian Democrats (CDU), which form a bloc in the German parliament, have been at odds over Merkel's migrant policy.
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