Germany’s Angela Merkel Seen Shaking Again at Berlin Event
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Jun 28, 2019,
Jun 28, 2019, 0:28
The bout came as she met German President Frank- Walter Steinmeier and she can be seen gripping her arms and pursing her lips in a bid to stop the trembling which took place over one minute, but her spokesman says she is fine.
She was offered a glass of water, but did not drink it.
The 64-year-old was reportedly handed a glass of water but rejected it at the event in Berlin on Thursday morning and appeared fine when she arrived in parliament half an hour later.
Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert later tweeted she was on the way to Osaka for the G20 summit, and that "numerous bilateral talks with other leaders are planned".
He added: "The chancellor is fine".
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Last time, Mrs Merkel trembled while standing next to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in the hot sunshine.
Mrs Merkel is now in her fourth term as chancellor, a role she first began in November 2005.
Hot weather in Germany has continued this week, though outdoor temperatures in Berlin dropped significantly overnight after peaking on Wednesday.
Merkel has rarely had to cut back her work schedule significantly - though she did so for a few weeks in 2014 when she cracked her pelvis while cross-country skiing in Switzerland during a winter vacation.
The Washington Post reported that Merkel was also seen shaking while visiting Mexico City in 2017.
She is now flying to Japan for the G20 meeting before heading to Brussels for an European Union summit on Sunday at which she will play a key role in trying to seal a deal on the distribution of the bloc's top jobs for the next five years. She has shown no sign since of wanting to give up the chancellorship before her term is up.