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Germany: Merkel booed yet again ahead of speech declaring election 'not yet decided'02:47

Germany: Merkel booed yet again ahead of speech declaring election 'not yet decided'

Germany, Schwerin
September 19, 2017 at 21:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the winner of the upcoming general elections "is not yet decided," speaking at a campaign rally in Schwerin, Tuesday.

"One has then the impression that everything has already worked out," said Merkel. "That's why I want to call out the fact that it has not: this election is not yet decided," she continued, adding that the chance of victory of each candidate "comes down to each voter."

The chancellor then touched on several topics, such as her desire to establish "better relations with Russia," and the acceptance of international borders as the "basis of our peaceful coexistence."

Merkel then scolded protesters who booed and whistled at her upon her arrival at the rally, saying that democratic society allows "confrontation" and "different ideas," however noting that it is not "particularly impressive when some reduce all the possibilities of democracy to a whistle. It's not particularly creative."

"I also don't think one can solve Germany's problem with that," she concluded.

Germany: Merkel booed yet again ahead of speech declaring election 'not yet decided'02:47
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the winner of the upcoming general elections "is not yet decided," speaking at a campaign rally in Schwerin, Tuesday.

"One has then the impression that everything has already worked out," said Merkel. "That's why I want to call out the fact that it has not: this election is not yet decided," she continued, adding that the chance of victory of each candidate "comes down to each voter."

The chancellor then touched on several topics, such as her desire to establish "better relations with Russia," and the acceptance of international borders as the "basis of our peaceful coexistence."

Merkel then scolded protesters who booed and whistled at her upon her arrival at the rally, saying that democratic society allows "confrontation" and "different ideas," however noting that it is not "particularly impressive when some reduce all the possibilities of democracy to a whistle. It's not particularly creative."

"I also don't think one can solve Germany's problem with that," she concluded.

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