After 31 years of membership in the Bundestag and 16 years as Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel (CDU) is now retiring.
The taxpayers' association has calculated how much money she will get.
Berlin - After a long political career, Angela Merkel (CDU) is about to retire.
She was a member of the Bundestag, minister and most recently - as everyone knows - Federal Chancellor.
After the general election in September, her time as a politician will now end.
As soon as her successor is elected, she will retire.
She had announced this early on.
Calculations have now shown how much pension Merkel will receive.
After decades in politics: Angela Merkel will receive this much pension
According to a calculation by the Federation of Taxpayers, she will receive monthly retirement benefits of around 15,000 euros after leaving office.
This pension is made up of several components: On the one hand, it results from her longstanding membership in the Bundestag, her time as Federal Minister and, of course, as Federal Chancellor.
The organization announced this.
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Pay strictly regulated by law: 31 years in the Bundestag and 16 years as Federal Chancellor
The pension entitlements are precisely regulated by law and at Angela Merkel are made up of several components. On the one hand, the Law on Members of Representatives regulates what remuneration she is entitled to for her membership in the Bundestag. According to Section 20 of the Members 'Act, in the case of Angela Merkel this would be the maximum amount of 65 percent of the members' allowance. She was a member of parliament for around 31 years. The Federal Ministers Act, in turn, regulates how high their pension entitlements are as part of the federal government. However, the various pension entitlements are offset against each other.
Angela Merkel was in the Bundestag for 31 years and Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany for 16 years. Only Helmut Kohl (CDU) was in office a little longer: 16 years and 26 days. For Angela Merkel it will be 15 years and 266 days.