Merkel's Fourth Term

Merkel's Fourth Term

Following the 2017 German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to continue in power for a fourth term. But this historic achievement feels like a heavily qualified victory.



John Ryan

LSE IDEAS Visiting Senior Fellow

This Strategic Update looks at what the start of Merkel’s fourth term will mean for German politics, Eurozone reform, and Brexit.

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 Merkel's Fourth Term

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 Merkel's Fourth Term

About the author 

Professor John Ryan is a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He was a fellow at the St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science Centre for International Studies and the European Integration section of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany. John is working as a senior partner as a Brexit adviser for EU, Gulf and Asian clients.

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