OREANDA-NEWS  German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that her speech at the opening of the international industrial exhibition in Hanover is her last as head of the German government.

Today, the Christian Democratic Union is headed by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who replaced Merkel in this position. The German Chancellor herself has no plans to run for the next term.

In early January, it became known the Head of the Ministry of Health of Germany, a member of the Christian Democratic Union Jens Spahn is considering the possibility of becoming a candidate for the post of German Chancellor. In addition, it was reported that Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Seder could become Merkel's successor. The politician decided to support the members of the Berlin branch of the alliance of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union.