OREANDA-NEWS German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated her intention not to participate in the elections for the post of Chancellor of 2021 and noted that upon the expiration of her term of office she would have “another life” that she would like to live as well. The chancellor said this during a press conference with journalists before going on vacation, according to Der Spiegel.

Speaking about her health, she said that she understood all public interest in her state of health, but believes that this is a personal matter. She assured that as a chancellor she must be able to act. "You know me, I can do this work," Merkel concluded, adding that she, like the public, is interested in her health.