Germany���s Merkel At Farewell Ceremony: Don���t Tolerate Hate

GERMANY: Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans to stand up to hatred, at a military ceremony Thursday bidding her farewell after 16 years in office.

Merkel was honoured with a traditional military musical performance and march in front of almost all the country’s political elite — save for the far-right Alternative for Germany, who weren’t invited.

“Our democracy also lives from the fact that wherever hatred and violence are seen as a legitimate means of pursuing one’s interests, our tolerance as democrats has to find its limit,” said in a speech ahead of the ceremony. The event, which was held at the Defense Ministry rather than in a more public setting due to pandemic constraints, involved a parade and a brass band playing three songs of Merkel’s choice. Merkel remains caretaker Chancellor until her successor, the Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, is sworn in next week. She wished him and his new Center-Left Government “all the best, good luck and much success.”

The long-time leader also urged her audience to “always see the world through the eyes of others too” and to work “with joy in your hearts.”

- THE HINDUSTAN TIMES

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