Berlin, Sept. 12 (Reuters): A satirical party has spiced up a dull German election campaign with a television advert depicting a 90-second sex scene, blurred but leaving little to the imagination.
Die Partei (The Party), whose policies include building a wall around Germany and putting Chancellor Angela Merkel on trial in a cage, said the ad was designed to represent its family policy. Election rules require broadcasters to give parties advertising time to use as the parties see fit. Merkel, with a comfortable lead in the polls over a toothless Opposition, has opted for a bland campaign.
German newspaper Bild called the advert, which aired at 10.30pm after the main news, complete with steamy sound track of sighs and groans, a “climax” of the campaign. It said only three viewers had called to complain.
“Is anyone watching this political broadcast by Die Partei on ZDF and thinking what in God’s name is this?” asked twitter user Katharina. Other users described it as the “best political broadcast ever”.