It is probably about time to admit an illness now that German leader Angela Merkel was filmed visibly shaking again as she welcomed Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne as the countries’ anthems played.
The Russian video, by broadcaster RT, shows the official video distributed by the German government which was filmed from afar whilst the second reporter from RTL in the Netherlands was visibly standing closer. As the German anthem starts playing, you can see Ms Merkel visibly shaking.
The Dutch reporter zooms in and shows how the German Chancellor’s whole body shakes.
That is the third time she has been filmed with the same mysterious condition in as many weeks. The story is the current headline on all German media.
The 64-year-old German Chancellor Angela Merkel had already been seen shaking beside German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier as she swore in the new justice minister at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace in late June.
Prior to this instance, she appeared unsteady and in distress when meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in mid-June as the national anthems of the two countries blared at an event in Berlin.
Merkel’s cabinet insisted at the time nothing is wrong with her. In a first reaction to German media this afternoon, Ms Merkel said she will be ‘forced to live with this now.’
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The German Chancellor has vowed to resign at the end of her term, in 2021.
Picture credit: RT and Bild