Merkel says she is fit for work

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was fit to carry on as chancellor after a bout of shaking episodes, and that she hoped to enjoy life after serving out her fourth and final term in office through to 2021.

“It is important that I commit myself to the responsibility of acting as head of government. Now, I would just say that you have known me for a while. And I can perform this function,” she said.

Merkel made the comments at her annual press conference in Berlin.

Annual press conference Angela Merkel
 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2-L) next to the spokesman of the German government Steffen Seibert (L) and host Corinna Buschow (R) during her annual press conference at Bundespressekonferenz in Berlin, Germany, 19 July 2019. The traditional media briefing usually takes place during summer time. EPA-EFE/CLEMENS BILAN

The German chancellor, who turned 65 this week, said that she also has a personal interest in her good health. Asked how she was feeling, Merkel added: “Good.”


Via DW

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