- German stateswoman who is the current Chancellor of Germany and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
|Real name:||Angela Dorothea Merkel|
|How tall is Angela Merkel?||165 cm / 5 ft 5 in|
|Born:||17 July 1954 |
|How old is Angela Merkel in 2020? / Age: ||66 years|
|Where was Angela Merkel born?||Hamburg, Germany|
Net worth 2020 (estimated)
|How much is Angela Merkel worth?||$11,500,000|
Who is Angela Merkel? / Facts
- A former research scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically-elected East German Government headed by Lothar de Maizière in 1990
- Following German reunification in 1990, Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for Stralsund-Nordvorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a seat she has held ever since
- Merkel was appointed as the Minister for Women and Youth in the federal government under Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1991, and became the Minister for the Environment in 1994
- After her party lost the federal election in 1998, Merkel was elected Secretary-General of the CDU before becoming the party's first woman leader two years later in the aftermath of a donations scandal that toppled Wolfgang Schäuble
- Following the 2005 federal election, Merkel was appointed Germany's first woman Chancellor at the head of a grand coalition consisting of the CDU, its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
- In the 2009 federal election, the CDU obtained the largest share of the vote and Merkel was able to form a coalition government with the support of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)
- At the 2013 federal election, Merkel won a landslide victory with 41.5% of the vote, falling just short of an overall majority, and formed a second grand coalition with the SPD, after the FDP lost all of its representation in the Bundestag
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