A chapter in German politics is coming to an end. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping down after 16 years in power. His farewell party began in the German capital Berlin on Thursday evening.
The farewell ceremony was held at the Ministry of Defense building in Berlin, with torches lit and military instruments played. Merkel spoke passionately on the occasion.
Merkel said she was grateful to everyone. He especially thanked the doctors, nurses, vaccinators and others involved in the fight against the ongoing Corona epidemic.
On the Corona epidemic situation, Merkel said, many are still denying scientific experience and reality. Corona is spreading conspiracy theories. Moving. The subject is sad.
Merkel called for the protection of democracy against hatred, violence and misinformation. He said that as a democracy we have to find the limits of tolerance.
Speaking about her experience of 16 years in power, Merkel said the timing was “very eventful”. Was challenging. However, he has done his politics by holding humanity.
Addressing her successor, Olaf Shalat, and her forthcoming government, Merkel said, “I will always ask them to look at domestic and world socio-politics through the eyes of others in the future.” Only then will it be easier to understand the real situation. ”
Merkel wished Olaf Shalat and his upcoming government well. The newly formed coalition government will be sworn in in Germany next week.
Merkel was born in Hamburg in 1954. Shortly after his birth, he moved with his priestly father from West to East Germany.
Towards the end of 1969, the socialist system of East Germany collapsed and multi-party democracy began. Merkel then became the spokeswoman for the Democratic Alliance there.
Merkel became the spokeswoman for the government of Prime Minister Lothar de Messier, who won the 1990 general election in East Germany.
Merkel, a physics student, entered united German politics the same year with former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. He became Minister of Family Affairs in 1991 in Helmut Kohl’s cabinet. In 1994, he served as the Minister of Environment.
In 1996, Merkel became the general secretary of the Christian Democratic Union. In 2000, she became the party’s president.
Although Helmut Kohl was a veteran politician in the Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel, with her own talent, left everyone behind and strengthened her position in German politics.
Merkel has long been known as a very humane, tolerant, popular politician in domestic, European and international politics.