Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and a former research scientist who has been the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000 and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
She is the first woman and the first former citizen of the German Democratic Republic to hold either office.
Having earned a doctorate as a physical chemist, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, briefly serving as the deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government in 1990.
Following the German reunification in 1990, she was elected to the Bundestag for Stralsund-Nordvorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a seat she has held ever since.
She was later appointed as the Federal Minister for Women and Youth in 1991 under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and became the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety in 1994, serving until 1998.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have kicked-off the opening ceremony of the annual CeBIT trade fair in Germany. Cybersecurity and robotics will be the main.. Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -
Turkish officials are calling a halt to their campaign rallies in Germany, organisers have said. It comes after a key ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said they were not welcome in the country. The.. Source: Euronews English -
Some 200,000 people and 3,000 companies have come together at CeBIT in the German city of Hannover to celebrate all things digital. Among them, two world leaders: Shinzo Abe and Angela Merkel. The.. Source: Euronews English -
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed shock at the attack in which four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday, and she said her thoughts were with the.. Reuters India
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Trump’s abominable behavior during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the White House caused outrage on my Facebook feed. But Merkel doesn’t need your outrage.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved legislation Wednesday to reverse the convictions of 50,000 men sentenced for homosexuality under a Nazi-era law that remained intact several years.. Raw Story
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Turkish politicians have abandoned plans for more campaign events on German soil ahead of the April referendum, says the ruling AKP party. Previously, Angela Merkel threatened to ban such events over.. Deutsche Welle
Turkish officials will take part in no further campaign rallies in Germany ahead of an April 16 referendum in Turkey, organisers said on Tuesday, after a key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.. DNA