2. Dec, 2021

Going into private life ...

Picture taken from Angela Merkel Teddy Bear by Hermann-Coburg - have a look at the creation video 🤔

Today was one of the few last appearances of Angela Merkel in public during the so called "Grosser Zapfenstreich", a military ceremony performed in Germany. She did select three songs that have been performed by a military band (all details in this article). Her selection caused a lot of discussion and interpretation 😎:

  • One supporting her East German origin
  • One about red roses for women
  • And finally a religious song as she is a priest's daughter

From my perspective a typical Merkel selection. You can really make a big story out of it and discuss the motivation and potential signals for weeks, or just accept it as three different songs. People will remember it anyway.

The new chancellor will be elected in the German parliament next week, then Angela Merkel's assignment as acting Chancellor will be over and she can finally go into her private life.

“Yes, now little girls in Germany know they can become a hairdresser, or chancellor. Let’s see.” -- Angela Merkel, taken from Angela Merkel Quotes on Leadership, Culture, and Climate Change

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