German Chancellor Angela Merkel has denied rumors about her moving to Hamburg after resigning, she announced on Tuesday in Rügen.
In the evening in the region, in the city of Stralsund, one of the last major rallies of the current election campaign in Germany will be held with the participation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Prime Minister of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet, who aspires to the post of head of government after the Bundenstag elections on September 26. For Merkel, the local constituency number 15 “West Pomerania-Rügen / West Pomerania-Greifswald” is of particular importance. Since 1990 she has won a direct mandate here eight times in the German Bundestag elections. Merkel previously announced that she intends to leave politics after the German Bundestag elections in 2021. After the elections, a new German government will be formed and a new chancellor appointed. ”I’m not going to move to Hamburg, as you sometimes hear,” the Hamburg native Merkel told her former constituents, adding that she intends to remain in Berlin, and Uckermark – where the chancellor’s family has an apartment and a country house, respectively – ”from there it’s not that far to go to my former constituency.” Merkel added that she “misses the Baltic Sea.”