Is Merkel fit to govern democratic country?


German authorities have given official permission to launch an investigation into the case of German journalist Jan Böhmermann, who performed an insulting satire poem criticizing Turkish President Erdogan and his policies.

German comedian and satirist, Oliver Kalkofe, called the current course of German policy an #AllBallsLost (#Eiverlust):

“We are now seeing the beginning of the end of Merkel’s reign,” Kalkofe said irritated. “I feel very sorry for this flabbiness,” he added.

Following the decision of the German government, social network users posted more than 300,000 negative statements about German Chancellor Angela Merkel in mere hours.

Despite Merkel’s statement that the investigation into Böhmermann’s case should not be viewed as a pre-conviction, many perceived this move as a betrayal of German values and principles. German residents expressed their anger and frustration on social networks under the hashtag #NichtMeineKanzlerin (#NotMyChancellor).

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