July 20, 2018 / 11:44 AM / a year ago

Germany's Merkel vows to see out full term in office

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds the annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 20, 2018. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Friday to serve a full term in office through to the end of the current legislative period - which ends in 2021 - despite infighting in her ruling coalition over immigration policy.

Asked whether she had thought about resigning, Merkel told a news conference: “No, No. If I am in the middle of an important discussion, I must concentrate my efforts on it.”

Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Michelle Martin

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