Merkel to Run Again in 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a session of Germany's parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a session of Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, July 17, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

Reuters is reporting that Merkel has decided to run for election once again in 2017. The longstanding joke in Germany is that either she will have to die while in office, or someone will have to drag her out. She would not know what to do if she was not in control of Germany, and thus Europe. Anyone assuming that there will be a change in the idea of austerity within Europe better bet on something else.