Calls grow for Angela Merkel to stay in office after term ends

The spread of the coronavirus is a global event affecting every country in the world. Political leaders are being measured by their response to the crisis. Among them is Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. She is due to step down from her role before the next general election, but thanks to rising public approval ratings over her handling of the crisis, there are calls for Merkel to continue in the job. For now that seems highly unlikely. But could the crisis upend Angela Merkel’s future plans?