November 15, 2016 / 8:05 PM / 3 years ago

Merkel expected to say on Sunday if she'll run for office in 2017: report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference in Berlin, Germany, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to announce on Sunday whether she will run for a fourth term in next year’s federal election, the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland media group said on Wednesday.

The report cited sources in the executive board of Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).

A spokesman for the chancellery declined to comment when contacted by Reuters.

At a regular government news conference earlier on Wednesday Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s spokesman, said the chancellor would make her intentions clear “at the appropriate time”.

Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrea Shalal

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