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

November 15, 2016 3:04 PM EST

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement on the nomination of German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier as candidate for German President in Berlin, Germany, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

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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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