#WCW – Angela Merkel

So I did have another #WCW planned for today, but how could I possibly have missed the chance to recognise Angela Merkel today!?

Angela Merkel is the Chancellor of Germany, aka the most politically powerful woman in the world.

She is a research scientist turned politician who has been taking charge and kicking butts. She is the first woman since 1986 to win TIME person of the year, and only the fourth woman ever.

She became the country’s first female chancellor in 2005, and, eight years later, was sworn in for her third term in Germany’s highest office.

Merkel is often considered the de facto leader of the European Union due to her being the head of state of arguably the most powerful European Nation. 

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She has been ranked as the world’s second most powerful person by Forbes magazine in 2012 and 2015, the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman, and the most powerful woman in the world (by Forbes) nine times.

Known for her thorough, analytical approach to politics, she sticks closely to public opinion, and enjoys high public approval ratings, despite a recent slide widely attributed to her response to the migrant crisis.

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Basically, she’s the female boss.

http://time.com/4136910/person-of-the-year-shortlist-2015/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/09/europe/time-person-of-the-year-merkel/index.html

http://time.com/4138718/time-person-of-the-year-angela-merkel-official-photographer/

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