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Saucy party ad spices up dull German election campaign - Video

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Saucy party ad spices up dull German election campaign - Video

<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><iframe width="480" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/HCwEg2SgjPo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>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 so-far relatively toothless opposition, has opted for a bland campaign, short on specifics, that emphasises business-as-usual.</p> <p>Germany’s top selling newspaper Bild called the advert, which aired at 10:30 p.m. 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 national broadcaster <span class="caps">ZDF</span> to complain. </p> <p>“Is anyone watching this political broadcast by Die Partei on <span class="caps">ZDF</span> and thinking what in God’s name is this?” asked twitter user Katharina. Other users described it as the “best political broadcast ever”.</p> <p>Die Partei failed to meet the legal requirements to stand in the last federal election, but this time is fielding dozens of candidates – with next to no hope of getting any into parliament on Sept. 22. </p> <p>It described its advert, which ends with the slogan “Vote for The Party and you’ll feel good”, as having confused “dozens of pensioners”.</p> <p>Among its other policies is a plan to frack Environment Minister Peter Altmaier to release his “enormous energy resources”.</p> <p><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></p>