German Chancellor Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley

German Chancellor Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley
People watch from an adjoining room as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is interviewed by Youtubers and the online community in a livestream in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favorite emoji is a smiley—and on a good day it's one with a heart.

Merkel talked about her emoji preferences Wednesday during a live interview on YouTube as part of her re-election campaign.

Germany's general election is on Sept. 24, and Merkel is running for a fourth term.

Merkel was interviewed by four prominent German YouTubers about issues as diverse as education, electrically powered cars, migration, feminism and .

YouTuber AlexiBexi, who has more than 1 million subscribers, asked Merkel about emojis. The chancellor, who is famous for sending lots of text messages to her staffers, said: "My favorite is a smiley, and when it's really good, one with a heart."

On a bad day, Merkel said, "it's one with a pout."


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Aug 16, 2017
Funny, I thought it would be the Moorish crescent.

The problem with her answer is, that she does not realise which of her days are bad. Decisions wise almost all of them are.

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