Politics 12:48 27/06/2019 World

Angela Merkel seen shaking for second time in just over a week

Angela Merkel will travel to the G20 summit in Japan despite experiencing a second bout of shaking in just over a week at a public event, the Guardian rported, citing her spokesperson.

“Everything is going ahead as planned,” Steffen Seibert told German media. “The chancellor is doing fine.”

The German chancellor was visibly shaking as she met the president, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at Bellevue Palace in Berlin on Thursday morning. Footage showed Merkel being offered a glass of water, which she declined with a shake of her head.

A photographer for the German news agency dpa said the politician had looked better after she began to move again.

Merkel, 64, was attending an event marking the departure of the justice minister, Katarina Barley, who is leaving to become an MEP in the European parliament, and the swearing-in of her replacement, Christine Lambrecht, also of the Social Democratic party.

On 18 June, Merkel was seen shaking during military honours for the visiting Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. She later appeared to blame dehydration, saying she felt better after drinking some water.

The chancellor was also seen shaking during military honours in humid conditions in Mexico City in 2017, where she met the then Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto.

Germany is in the midst of a heatwave, with temperatures reaching a record 38.6C (101.5F) on Wednesday.



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