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Merkel explains 2019 shaking attacks as stress

Merkel explains 2019 shaking attacks as stress

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel (in office from 2005 to 2021) recalled her bouts of trembling during political events three years ago and attributed it to stress.

“Firstly, I was exhausted after my mother’s death. It had a much greater effect on me than I thought. Secondly, it was due to the fact that I did not drink enough liquid. And in the end I constantly feared that the situation will repeat itself again,” she said on Tuesday in Berlin.

In the summer of 2019, Merkel experienced severe tremors three times during official events – on June 18 at a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on June 27 during a reception at the head of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and also on July 10, receiving the then Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne.

At that moment, this provoked speculation in the media regarding the state of health of the Chancellor.