Comic Relief German Campaign Gets Much-Needed Dose of Humor

Germany's election campaign is being livened up by satirical pledges to rebuild the Berlin Wall, send pensioners to the east, provide free cosmetic surgery for everyone and install a rabbit as the national symbol. Humor is urgently needed at this time of political torpor, comedians say.
German comedian Hape Kerkeling, aka Chancellor candidate Horst Schlämmer, enjoying the attentions of actress Alexandra Kamp during Tuesday's news conference.

German comedian Hape Kerkeling, aka Chancellor candidate Horst Schlämmer, enjoying the attentions of actress Alexandra Kamp during Tuesday's news conference.

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Martin Sonneborn (center) with fellow members of Die Partei. Omniously, they chose the Nuremberg Nazi party ralling ground for this scene from their new propaganda movie.

Martin Sonneborn (center) with fellow members of Die Partei. Omniously, they chose the Nuremberg Nazi party ralling ground for this scene from their new propaganda movie.

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