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Did you know...
- She was born as Angela Dorothea Kasner on 17th July 1954 in Hamburg, Germany. In 2005 Angela Merkel was elected as the first female German Chancellor, and she was the youngest person to ever hold this office to date. She was re-elected in 2009 and formed a governing coalition between the CDU and the Christian Socialist Union (CSU) and also the Free Democratic Party (FDP).
- Did you know that Angela Merkel hast studied something completely different than her colleagues? Merkel came from a science background, earning a doctorate in physics and then working as a chemist in East Berlin. She did not become interested in politics until the age of 36, when she become involved in the growing democracy movement.
- Merkel is the first woman to hold the position of Chancellor. In 2007 she became only the second woman to chair G8, after Margaret Thatcher. She also came top of Forbes Magazine's The World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009!