BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is seeking a fourth term in Germany’s upcoming election, praised her government’s economic achievements and positioned herself as the leader who can cope with rapidly changing technology in a speech to parliament Tuesday.
Merkel, whose conservative Christian Democratic Party is currently leading in polls ahead of the national election on Sept. 24, listed a strong economy, low unemployment, and the introduction of a mandatory minimum wage as some of her administration’s achievements.
But she stressed that Germany is “at a crossroads now” especially in digital development and technological progress.
“We don’t want Germany to end in the museum of technology,” she told lawmakers, referring to the Berlin museum housing historical artifacts. The rest of the world “doesn’t sleep” when it comes to digitalization, she warned.
Pitching herself as the one who can deal with future challenges, she promised that if re-elected as chancellor,
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