Angela Merkel insists she's fine despite 3rd incident of shaking

Angela Merkel insists she's fine despite 3rd incident of shaking

In case of emergency, Merkel would be replaced by Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who would carry out her duties until parliament elected a new leader.

"This process is clearly not finished yet but there is progress and I must live with this for a while but I am very well and you don't need to worry about me, ' she said".

She added that she is still in a "processing phase" after her first shaking spell in mid-June during a visit from Ukraine's president.

"I will have to live with it for a while now, but I am very well and people don't have to be anxious", she added.


"Angela Merkel's health is now a political issue", said Germany's largest selling daily Bild.

The German Chancellor was previously spotted struggling to hide her shaking as she welcomed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Berlin during a long period of extremely hot weather across the continent. "I have recently said that I am working through what happened during the military honors with President Zelensky". NBC reported Germany has "strict privacy laws regarding personal medical information".

"I am fine", Merkel told a news conference after Wednesday's meeting with Rinne.

"Since then I have drunk at least three glasses of water - I obviously needed that and so I'm doing very well now", Merkel said after the incident. "I am convinced - just as the reaction has occurred, it will also pass away again".


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.

A spokeswoman for Merkel, Ulrike Demmer, declined to comment on whether there had been any other shaking episodes beyond the three publicly known ones.

She gave up the leadership of her center-right party after a pair of poor state election performances that followed a rocky start to her fourth-term government.

Merkel's public bouts of shaking have fuelled speculation about her health.


Frequently called the European Union's most influential leader and the most powerful woman in the world, Merkel has said she will leave politics at the end of her term, in 2021.

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