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Merkel Trembles In Public For Third Time In One Month

Merkel Trembles In Public For Third Time In One Month

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, was again seen in public shaking for the third time in a month during a military ceremony, welcoming Finland’s Prime Minister to the country.

Footage from the event showed Merkel’s body shook as she stood outside with Antti Rinne, while watching the ceremony to mark the PM’s arrival.   

This follows another incident, which occurred on June 27, when she trembled in public uncontrollably. It came hours before she was due to travel to Japan for the G20 summit, sparking new questions about her health.

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A spokesperson for the German government came up to say that Merkel would not cancel any of her appointment, saying “The chancellor is well.” 

Steffen Seibert, Merkel’s spokesman, later tweeted she was on the way to Osaka for the G20 summit, and that “numerous bilateral talks with other leaders were planned”.    

The 64-year-old Chancellor’s arms and body could be seen shaking noticeably, as she met Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

She continued to fold her arms for about two minutes, in an attempt to stop her hands and body from shaking violently.

The second happened 10 days after she blamed dehydration for the initial incident she suffered during a meeting with visiting Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, on June 18.

She reportedly felt better after drinking some water.

According to Dailymail, a government official revealed that Merkel attributed her shaking on June 18 to drinking too little water and too much coffee on a hot day.

During the latest development, an aide rushed to her with a glass of water, which she declined, the report added. 

Some scientists have stated that the shaking could be attributed to the heat wave ravaging Germany, with Berlin said to be about 19C early in the morning.

But German newspaper, Bild, said the Chancellor is accompanied on international trips by a doctor and a paramedic from the Ministry of Health’s health service.

It is said to be raising further concerns about her health.



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