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Most Germans would not want Angela Merkel to become chancellor again

Archive – Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel – Hendrik Schmidt/dpa – File

A clear majority of Germans do not want former German Chancellor Angela Merkel to become the country’s head of government again, according to a survey collected by the German agency DPA.

Some 71 percent of those polled do not want the conservative politician, who left office after last year’s election after 16 years as chancellor, to return to office, according to a representative online poll conducted by the Civey Institute for the media group Funke.

Less than a quarter, 23 percent, would like to see Merkel back at the helm of the European Union’s biggest economy, according to the poll.

However, 43 percent of those polled believe that Merkel did a better job than the current Social Democratic chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has done so far. On the other hand, 41 percent of Germans believe that Scholz’s unemployment in his 10 months in office is better than that of his predecessor.

The Civey Institute survey is based on 5,003 interviews conducted on November 23, DPA has learned.

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