First woman chancellor of germany

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Angela Merkel: First Woman Chancellor of Germany by Tonya Cupp

The night before Time magazine put Angela Merkel on their cover as Woman of the Year (2015), and as I was thinking to myself that we have precious few leaders to emulate, I thought of Angela Merkel. I realized that I only had general impressions and knew next to nothing about her personally, the governance of modern Germany, her role in the EU, etc. What I could not help but notice was her three-time election to leadership in Germany and how every other country seemed to listen to her.

This is a juvenile title, but it gave me some basic facts that I did not know and it had pictures (!) of Merkel as a young woman. The commentary focused on major milestones in her political career, and I liked very much that the author would make a statement or claim about how Merkel
succeeded or failed on a specific issue and then would give the opposing view. For instance, some people criticized Merkel for... Thats exactly the kind of both sides I needed to help me understand how Merkel is perceived in Europe.

However, this short teen title is simply not detailed enough for my needs. Fortunately I have discovered a New Yorker (Dec 1, 2014) article I missed, so will catch up a little with that. We certainly need someone to be writing something: Angela Merkel: The Authorized Biography by Stefan Kornelius does not have very good reviews on Goodreads, for whatever reason, but may try that.
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Leon Mangasarian 13 Sep
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Angela Merkel Fast Facts

Angela Merkel is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany on this day in The first woman to hold the position, Merkel emerged as one of the strongest forces in European politics over the subsequent decade. She has frequently been called the most powerful woman in the world and the de facto leader of the European Union. Merkel was raised and educated in East Germany. She earned a doctorate in quantum chemistry and worked as a research scientist, only entering politics after the fall of the Berlin Wall. After serving as a spokesperson for the caretaker East German government, she was elected to the Bundestag in the first election after unification in

Merkel was born in Hamburg in then- West Germany and moved to East Germany as an infant when her father, a Lutheran clergyman, received a pastorate in Perleberg. She obtained a doctorate in quantum chemistry in and worked as a research scientist until Following German reunification in , Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern , and has been reelected ever since. One of Merkel's consistent priorities has been to strengthen transatlantic economic relations. Merkel played a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level, and she has been referred to as "the decider". In domestic policy, health care reform , problems concerning future energy development and more recently her government's approach to the ongoing migrant crisis have been major issues during her Chancellorship.

The title Chancellor has designated different offices in the history of Germany. It is currently term in office. She is the first woman to be elected chancellor.
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As a result, more than one million migrants entered Germany in alone, sparing them the danger of having to return to their war-torn countries. In they moved again to Templin, where Merkel finished high school in There she met her first husband, fellow physics student Ulrich Merkel, and the two were married in After earning her diploma in , she worked as a member of the academic faculty at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in East Berlin. In Merkel and her husband divorced, though she kept his last name.


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  2. Roger C. says:

    Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since In addition to being the first female German chancellor, the first to have grown up in the former East Germany (though she was born in the West).

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    Angela Merkel - Wikipedia

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