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22 June 2012updated 07 Sep 2021 11:55am

Germany goes wild for the Merkelator

By New Statesman

The latest cover of the New Statesman, featuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the Terminator has caused a bit of a stir in her country. We’re told by the site thelocal.de that Merkel’s office has even been asked for comment, but declined to offer an opinion on her new persona.

Germany’s largest daily paper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, covers the story, saying that while Mehdi Hasan’s column calls Merkel “the most dangerous German leader since Hitler”, the Terminator cover contradicts this:

Der Spiegel has also picked it up: 

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The regional tabloid Express has also followed suit:

This week’s New Statesman leader makes the case for Angela Merkel to intervene and throw Germany’s economic weight behind the Euro. We argue:

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“While the collapse of the euro may be averted, the danger of enduring stagnation remains. If Europe’s prosperity is not to be lost, there will be no alternative to stimulating growth. It is time Mrs Merkel acted accordingly.”