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German politician and Chancellor

  • Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician.
  • Merkel was a former research scientist.
  • She is the first woman Chancellor of Germany the first women leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
  • She is the second woman (after Margaret Thatcher) to chair the G8.
  • She is the youngest German chancellor since the World War II.
  • She was ranked as the world's second most powerful person by Forbes magazine, the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman.
  • At school, she won awards in Russian and Mathematics.
  • She was awarded a doctorate for her thesis on quantum chemistry.
  • She is known to dislike dogs.
  • She is called the Iron Chancellor.

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