Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a farewell tour of her home district in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As part of it, she visited the Vogelpark Marlow bird park, where she was “attacked” by a parrot – reported the portal of the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
“Angela Merkel met with several colorful voters before Sunday’s Bundestag vote, although it can already be confirmed that they will not vote for her party,” Deutsche Welle commented on Friday’s event in a rather humorous tone.
On Friday, the outgoing German Chancellor visited the bird park Vogelpark Marlow, located near Rostock in northeastern Germany. “While she was feeding the birds from a paper cup with a mixture of water, dried pollen, fruit sugar and cereals, one parrot sat on her head and another pecked,” reports Deutsche Welle.
“A group of Australian rainbow loris gave Merkel a great opportunity to take a photo on the campaign trail,” commented the Deutsche Welle portal.
Farewell journey as chancellor
On Tuesday, Merkel took part in one of the last rallies before Sunday’s Bundestag elections, in which she will not run anymore, together with the prime minister of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Armin Laschet in the city of Stralsund in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Merkel has been Chancellor of Germany for almost 16 years. The candidates for this office are Armin Laschet (CDU / CSU), Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Annalena Baerbock (Greens).
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