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Berlin — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected to announce her bid for re-election Sunday in a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability following poll triumphs for Brexit and Donald Trump. After months of feverish speculation, Merkel is due to hold an 1800 GMT news conference during a meeting of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) to say she will seek a fourth term in the 2017 elections. Merkel, 62, has governed Europe’s top economic power, which does not have term limits, since 2005. Another full four-year mandate, which pollsters say is likely, would tie the post-war record set by her mentor Helmut Kohl, who presided over the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. With no clear successor in her party, Merkel represents "stability and reliability in turbulent times because she holds society together and stands up to over-simplification" by populists, CDU deputy leader Julia Kloeckner told Welt am Sonntag newspaper. "She stands for moderation and centr...

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