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|Angela Dorothea Merkel|
|Chancellor of Germany|
|Assumed office |
22 November 2005
|President|| Horst Köhler (2005-2010)|
Christian Wulff (2010-2012)
Joachim Gauck (2012-present)
|Deputy|| Franz Müntefering (2005-2007)|
Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2007-2009)
Guido Westerwelle (2009-2011)
Philipp Rösler (2011-present)
|Preceded by||Gerhard Schröder|
|Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety|
17 November 1994 – 26 October 1998
|Preceded by||Klaus Töpfer|
|Succeeded by||Jürgen Trittin|
|Minister for Women and Youth|
18 January 1991 – 17 November 1994
|Preceded by||Ursula Lehr|
|Succeeded by||Claudia Nolte|
|Member of the Bundestag|
|Assumed office |
2 December 1990
|Constituency||Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen|
|Born|| Angela Dorothea Kasner|
17 July 1954
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union (1990–present)|
| Other political
|Democratic Awakening (1989–1990)|
|Spouse(s)|| Ulrich Merkel (1977–1982)|
Joachim Sauer (1998–present)
|Alma mater||University of Leipzig|
She was born in Hamburg, and grew up in the German Democratic Republic where she lived until the Reuniting of Germany in 1990. Merkel is now married to Joachim Sauer, a professor of chemistry. She chairs (is in charge of) the German conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU).
Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor on 22 November 2005 in a coalition of the two biggest German political parties CDU/CSU and SPD. After the election 2009 she formed a coalition with FDP. She again emerged as the winner in 2013 Federal Elections.
- Germans can't escape their Lutheran past
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- "Bundeskanzlerin; Biografie". bundeskanzlerin.de. 2011 [last update]. http://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/Webs/BK/De/Angela-Merkel/Biografie/biografie.html. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- "German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a hat-trick win in 2013 Elections". http://www.classworld.us/german-chancellor-angela-merkel-makes-a-hat-trick-win-in-2013-elections/. Retrieved 23 September 2013.