Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel provided a rare splash of color amid Germany’s staid election campaign while visiting a bird park, where she posed with half a dozen parrots.
Angela Merkel visiting a bird park pic.twitter.com/sgAzayVT1n
— Benjamin Alvarez (@BenjAlvarez1) September 23, 2021
Merkel, who is not running for a fifth term, visited the northeastern state of Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania on Thursday to promote the center-right Union bloc’s candidate in the constituency she has held since 1990.
Germany holds a national election Sunday that will determine the composition of parliament.
The strongest party usually ends up leading a new government and will name a new chancellor, who needs to be confirmed by a majority of lawmakers.
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