“dear Facebook community” – with these words, a Video begins to announce, with Angela Merkel the end of your personal presence in the social network. In March 2009, the created page will be set, made known with the 30-second Clip on Friday at noon. The page was last updated, however, in any case, only rarely with fresh content has been played The last post before the video clip is from the 28. November.

“Today is the day I give you my Facebook would like to thank you for your numerous support page,” says Angela Merkel in the new and probably last Video. “You don’t know that I have more CDU-Chairman am and I am therefore going to my Facebook-connect now page.” Merkel justified its step with the change in the CDU-to – peak, and with Facebook’s last much kritisiertem dealing with user data or with the many hatred comments within the network.

The page with the title “Angela Merkel” have around 2.5 million Facebook users “Like” marks. Including many critics of the Chancellor, which is especially evident in the comment columns on the page are in addition to Merkel Fans.

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your viewers Merkel in the Video, asks, to follow their work more, “and although the work of the Chancellor”: to be Recommended for the Facebook page of the Federal government and the Instagram Account of the Chancellor.

The Facebook page of the Federal government currently comes to around 527.000 “Like”-information, Angela Merkel’s Instagram-deal, has about 800,000 subscribers. The Facebook page of the new CDU-Chairman, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been able to gather nearly 37,000 “Likes”-information.


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