Angela Merkel seen shaking uncontrollably for second time in month

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Angela Merkel has been seen shaking in public for the second time in less than two weeks, raising further concern for the wellbeing of the German chancellor.

Merkel, 64, folded her arms across her chest while her body trembled for around two minutes as she stood alongside President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at an indoor event where Germany's new justice minister was being formally appointed.

About a half hour later, when she arrived in parliament, Merkel appeared to be fine, according to Sky News.

The incident happened during the formal appointing of the new justice minister in Berlin's Bellevue Palace on Thursday morning.

A spokesman for the German leader dismissed any concerns over her health. "The chancellor is fine", he said.

Merkel's office wouldn't comment on the cause or otherwise elaborate. German privacy laws are very strict on that type of information.

Mrs Merkel was previously filmed trembling while standing next to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky eight days ago.

Although temperatures climbed to 98.6 degrees in Berlin Wednesday, temperatures were relatively cool Thursday and the event took place indoors.

A previous bout of shaking last Tuesday was blamed on dehydration on a hot summer's day.

After last week's incident, Germany's dpa news agency reported that it was not the first time Merkel has been seen shaking in the hot sun.

The chancellor has a reputation for stamina garnered in years of late-night domestic and European negotiating marathons. There was no sign then of any health issues.

Earlier that same year, she had fractured her pelvis while cross-country skiing in Switzerland and was ordered to cut back her schedule dramatically and stay in bed as much as possible for three weeks.

In June 2017, during a visit to Mexico, Merkel's legs started to shake during a military reception in Mexico City.

She has been chancellor since 2005, and presided over Germany's powerhouse economy that has propped up the eurozone through a series of crises.

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