After German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed her run for a fourth time, Berlin-based daily Die Tageszeitung opted for a notably creepy photo montage.
Die Tageszeitung — Nov. 21, 2016
With the announcement that German Chancellor Angela Merkel would run for her fourth time, Berlin-based daily Die Tageszeitung opted for a notably creepy photo montage Monday, mashing Merkel's face with that of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
"Merkel Becomes Kohl," reads the headline. The newspaper highlights the growing similiarities in the careers of Merkel and Kohl. As chancellor from 1982 to 1998, Kohl holds the longest tenure of any democratically elected leader of Germany. With her announcement to seek a fourth term in elections next year, Merkel could match Kohl's 16-year tenure if she wins reelection.
Merkel, 62, confirmed Sunday she was seeking another term to "serve Germany," but observers both at home and abroad noted that the centrist's candidacy stands as a potential fortress against the rising tide of populism around Europe and the world.