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Merkel promises ‘safe hands’

CLOSE CALL:Fresh polls ahead of the German vote today show the chancellor and her conservative partner in a neck-and-neck race with the combined leftist opposition

AFP, BERLIN

The chancellor’s campaign trail symbol — used in a giant placard at Berlin railway station — is the diamond gesture she makes with her index fingers and thumbs in many photos.

One supermarket chain on Friday took out a full-page newspaper advertisement showing a mock ballot paper with pictures of two hand gestures — one making the diamond, the other flipping the bird.

“If in doubt, choose the diamond,” it said.

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