Chancellor of Germany
First Female Chancellor
Merkel is one of the nost successful national leaders in the world today. She is the leader of the European Union, which is one of the world's largest economies. She played a leading role in helping Europe's debt crisis.
Angela Dorothea Kasner, better known as Angela Merkel, was born in Hamburg, West Germany, on July 17, 1954. Merkel entered politics after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. Rising to the position of Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union party, Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor.
Why Follow Merkel
With her personable, down to earth demeanour, has displayed steady, effective leadership in five critical areas: the economic crisis, social policy, global warming, foreign policy and, perhaps most importantly, in reforming capitalism in the face of its near collapse.