Top 10 weirdest election campaign moments
The Local · 18 Sep 2013, 14:46
Published: 18 Sep 2013 14:46 GMT+02:00
From politicians hoping to win votes through cookery videos, singing in parliament and handing out free toothbrushes while clad in a straw hat, the German election campaign has had some cringeworthy moments.
As the campaign enters its final phase, the pressure is on politicians and candidates to stay focused and professional. But along the way, the German public has witnessed some surprisingly humorous policies, adverts and blunders.
To help you catch up on the stranger side of German politics the Local List this week looks at top ten weird moments from the German elections.
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Diether Dehm. Photo: DPA.
Die Linke (Left Party) politician Diether Dehm could lose his immunity as an elected official after he admitted to smuggling a refugee into Germany.
Jenna Behrends complained that a member of CDU's Berlin government had called her a "big sweet mouse" in front of a large group. Photo: Sophia Kembowski/dpa
A leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party admitted Sunday that it has a problem with sexism in its ranks.
Participants in the Berlin marathon take to the streets on Sunday. Photo:Paul Zinken/dpa
Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on the world record on Sunday as the Ethiopian won the Berlin marathon ahead of former winner Wilson Kipsang.
Angela Merkal poses with Bulgaria's Prime minister Boyko Borissov (L) and Austrian chancellor Christian Kern (R) in Vienna. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP
Europe needs to secure more deals to send rejected migrants home, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told counterparts in Vienna.
Children at a a kindergarten in Swabia. Photo: Nikolaus Lenau/Flickr
Is Germany's three-decade decline in birth rate now over?
The 'Stop Trump' protest at the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA.
US expats gathered at the Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate on Friday "rebuild" the Berlin Wall and protest US presidential candidate Donald Trump's own proposed wall-building.
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Chancellor Angela Merkel, two leading women in the CDU party. Photo: DPA.
A young politician from the ranks of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has caused a storm by suggesting that the party is institutionally sexist.
EasyJet is in talks to acquire TUIfly, a board member of the German carrier said Friday, as the British no-frills airline looks for ways to keep flying freely within the EU after Britain quits the bloc.
A people smugglers' car, a dinghy and a life jacket are among items related to Europe's migration crisis due to go on display at a German museum.
The Green party has called for Brits living in Germany to be offered a painless path to obtaining dual citizenship as to "reassure them over the future".