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Merkel did not answer the question of a possible successor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel refused to answer the question, does she have the Prime Minister of Bavaria Marcus Sedere the potential to become a candidate for Chancellor in 2021, while noting that he considers it a very good head of the regional government.

"You know that I as Chancellor will not participate in the next elections (in 2021). This is the reason that I should observe special restraint in the matter of who will come after me, so can't in any way comment. I can only say that Bayern is a very good Prime Minister", - said Merkel at a press conference with Sedera, with whom she spent Tuesday meeting in Bavaria.

Media reported about the refusal of the German Ministers to go to the summit G7

The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said no to the invitation to participate in the meeting of the G7 on July 29 in Washington, according to the publication Spiegel, citing sources from the governmental circles of Germany and the United States.

According to Spiegel, the Meuse, and Scholz refused full-time Ministerial meeting of the G7 in Washington, but made it clear that Germany is ready to send Deputy Ministers. In addition, the newspaper writes, apparently, the authorities of other countries "sevens" also refused to meet at the Ministerial level.