Angela Merkel to announce shock retirement from politics?

German Chancellor created a stir on Sunday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Merkel fans. Speculation had been rife that the German Chancellor is about to announce her retirement from politics, at age 68, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 08/08/2022 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a politician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Sunday evening, #ThankYouAngela was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“Angela Merkel was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouAngela”
— @universalObserver, 7 Aug 2022
“Didn't Angela Merkel retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 7 Aug 2022

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