For the second time in just over a week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to be unsteady, shaking noticeably during a public ceremony Thursday morning in Berlin.
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Standing alongside German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Schloss Bellevue, she began to tremble while clasping her arms in front of her.
The 64-year-old chancellor has been at the helm of Germany since 2005 and has no publicized history of poor health, yet this second bout of shaking is raising concern.
The first shaking incident took place during an outdoor meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky just eight days ago. Afterward, the chancellor said she was fine once she drank three glasses of water, adding it was something she “apparently needed.”
“Now I’m doing very well,” she added in a press conference.