German Chancellor wracked by violent shakes during ceremony due to dehydration

German Chancellor wracked by violent shakes during ceremony due to dehydration

October 30, 2019 0 By Jose Scott


German Chancellor Angela Merkel fine after shaking due to ‘not drinking enough water’ Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unwell as she met Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appeared unsteady and has been seen visibly shaking as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water    Ms Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the 28-degree heat while a military band played their national anthems outside the chancellery  But following the anthems, Ms Merkel seemed better, walking quickly along the red carpet with Mr Zelenskiy into the building, pausing to greet the military band and take a salute  About an hour later, following their meeting, Ms Merkel told reporters at a joint news conference that they had discussed bilateral issues and the Minsk peace process during Mr Zelenskiy’s first visit to the German capital as president  Ms Merkel, who turns 65 next month, smiled broadly after a reporter asked whether her shaking was cause for concern She replied that she was fine. External Link: Angela Merkel shakes during anthem    She laughed and gave Mr Zelenskiy a smile when he assured reporters the chancellor had been secure at his side  “She was totally safe,” he said. The dpa news agency reported that this was not the first time Ms Merkel has been seen shaking under similar circumstances in the hot sun It did not give a date for that incident, but said it was also ascribed to Ms Merkel not drinking enough water  And in 2014, Ms Merkel postponed a television interview at the last minute after reported weakness, but her spokesman said at the time she was able to carry it out later after eating and drinking something  It is not publicly known if Ms Merkel, who has led Germany since 2005, has any health issues German privacy laws are very strict on personal information. AP