Step up to the podium and address the world with Germany’s first lady.
From 2006 to 2009 Merkel has been voted by Forbes Magazine as the most powerful woman in the world and shot onto the world stage when she became the first woman to lead Germany. She is also the youngest person to lead the country since the end of World War II.
1954: Born Angela Kasner in Hamburg, West Germany
Kasner family move to Templin, East Germany
1973: Enrols at Leipzig University to study physics
1989: Fall of the Berlin Wall
1990: Elected to Bundestag
1994: Becomes Environment Minister
1998: Named Secretary General of the CDU
2000: Becomes chair of CDU
2005: Elected Chancellor
2009: Re-elected Chancellor