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    1. Chancellor Merkel thought a lot about running again before today's announcement. Significance of recent events weighed on her decision

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    2. She expects a different, nastier, campaign from the past but seems determined that values & democratic debate can overcome polarisation

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    3. Importantly, warns that scale of some of the challenges faced cannot be tackled by one person or country alone

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    4. She wants to serve a full fourth term (would mean 2021, 16 years in office) - and vowed to "fight for our values and our way of life"

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