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Who is Angela Merkel?

Who is Angela Merkel?

Angela Dorothea Merkel (Birth Name) (born 17 July 1954) is a German politician serving as the prime minister of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world and by some commentators as the “leader of the free world”.

Where was Angela Merkel educated?

Merkel gruaduated from high school in Templin (1973), East Germany, and obtained (1978) a bachelor’s degree in physics at Karl Marx University (now the University of Leipzig).Then she worked at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in East Berlin, earning (1986) a doctorate for her thesis on quantum chemistry.

What did Angela Merkel accomplish?

During her time as the first female prime minister of Germany, Merkel was a leading figure in European politics, supporting ‘saving’ as the path to recovery for Europe’s damaged economies. Faced with Europe’s serious refugee crisis since World War II, she maintained that Germany would keep its borders open in the face of the humanistic emergency.

What Angela Merkel did for helping the world?

By the time hundreds of thousands of migrants escaping battles in Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere influx to the European Union, Merkel supported for the resettlement of large numbers of people in Germany. Consequently, more than one million migrants entered Germany in 2015 alone, sparing them the danger of having to return to their war-torn countries.

PERSONAL FEATURES

Born:

Angela Dorothea Kasner 17 July 1954 (age 65) Hamburg, West Germany

Political party:

Democratic Awakening (1989–1990) Christian Democratic Union (1990–present)

Wife(s):

Ulrich Merkel (married, 1977; divorced, 1982) Joachim Sauer (married, 1998)

Place of Residence:

Berlin, Germany

Education:

Leipzig University (Bachelor Science) German Academy of Sciences at Berlin (Doctor of Philosophy.)

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