Harry S. Truman said 'You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook'.
In 16 years of power, Angela Merkel did not appoint any of her relatives to a state position.
How refreshing to see a nation stand in honour of their retiring national leader.
Germany said goodbye to its leader, physicist and quantum chemist, Angela Merkel, who was not tempted by fashion or lights and did not buy real estate, cars, yachts and private jets.
They came out on their balconies and clapped for 6 minutes, a standing ovation across the country.
She leaves and her loved ones claim no benefits.
For sixteen years, she never changed the style of her wardrobe.
At a press conference, a journalist asked Merkel: ''We realize that you are wearing the same suit, don't you have another?» She replied: «I am a civil servant, not a model.»
In another press conference, they asked her: "Do You have a housemaid cleaning your house, preparing food, etc." Her response was: "No, I have no servants or need them. My husband and I do this work every day at home."
Then another journalist asked: "Who is doing the laundry, you or your husband?" Her response was: "I'm fixing the clothes and my husband is the one who runs the washing machine."
Ms. Merkel lives in a normal apartment like any other citizen. She lived in this apartment before being elected Chancellor of Germany. She did not leave it and she does not own a single villa, houses, pools, gardens.
Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Europe's largest economy, will always remain a great example of leadership, driven by values, selfless principles, facts and empathy.
Let's restore integrity back into politics by voting in representatives who are driven by values, selfless principles, facts and empathy and have the moral standing of Angela Merkel.
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