Photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
Acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel told what she will do after she leaves big politics. She said this in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper.
Now she sees a number of things that she “lacked as a chancellor.” Perhaps she will embark on a journey, or take up reading. She also wants to “just do something in her free time, knowing that nothing fateful will happen in 20 minutes.”
In addition, Merkel said that she felt relieved and also grateful when she received a notice of resignation from the hands of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. And she also realized that she wanted to express great gratitude for the fact that she could hold this position for 16 years.
Merkel also felt satisfied with the work done. Also, the acting Chancellor admitted that over time she may feel a slight sadness.
On October 26, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel an official notice of resignation from the post of head of government. Since that day, she has been in the status of acting Chancellor. Angela Merkel has been Chancellor of Germany since November 22, 2005, for sixteen years.