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German Chancellor Angela Merkel hints she's ready for new elections after coalition talks collapse - Business Insider

merkel face German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel, standing with leading members of her party, speaks to the media in the early hours after preliminary coalition talks collapsed following the withdrawal of ...

UK faces Brexit delays as Angela Merkel calls for another German election in just three months - The Sun

BREXIT faces fresh delays after Angela Merkel said she wants Germany to hold another election in three months - plunging her government into crisis. Top Tories urged Theresa May to take advantage of the crisis and use the uncertainty to win concessions ...

New York Times Calls Angela Merkel the Biggest Defender of 'Democratic Values' - LifeZette

The Times offered the description — in a news story, not an opinion column — in a matter-of-fact manner in an article about German Chancellor Angela Merkel's difficulty forming a coalition government after her party lost seats in national elections ...

German chancellor Angela Merkel won't risk unstable minority govt, ready to lead party into snap elections - Firstpost

Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that she was ready to lead her party into snap elections rather than risk leading an unstable minority government, after the collapse of coalition talks plunged Germany into a political crisis. "I'm very ...

Why Angela Merkel's humiliation could be just the Brexit boost we need, writes MARK ALMOND - Daily Mail

On Sunday night, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's two-month-long effort to stitch together a coalition following her party's poor showing in September's election collapsed. Now Germany faces another election in the New Year, or its first post-war ...

Vox Sentences: Angela Merkel is in trouble - Vox

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's grip on power is suddenly looking less certain. [Foreign Policy / Paul Hockenos]; What was supposed to be a routine coalition talk to form Merkel's new government has turned into a political crisis as talks collapsed ...

Germany won't have a government anytime soon -

The leading party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Christian Democratic Union, has been unable to form a coalition with rival parties for control of the parliament as is customary in German politics. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Eric Graydon ...

Wounded Merkel opens door to new German poll - The Australian

Angela Merkel said last night that she was ready to fight a re-run of the German election as most parties rejected the president's appeal to get back around the table after coalition talks collapsed. She said she preferred an election to a minority ...

Angela Merkel's Failing Center - Wall Street Journal

Chancellor Angela Merkel's negotiations to form a new coalition collapsed on Sunday night, and good riddance. Whatever else German voters wanted in September's murky election, they hoped for more political competition. An implausible coalition of the ...

Germany crisis: Angela Merkel is best hope for Brexit in peril - The Times

Germany's woes could be bad news for Theresa May, with the pragmatic liberals excluding themselves from the next government. Angela Merkel's fall would not mean a new leader willing or able to make more concessions in Brexit talks. Mrs Merkel wants to ...

Angela's Ashes: Will the Collapse of Merkel's Germany Leave Europe on the Brink? - Vanity Fair

During this pat weekend, the collapse of coalition talks, in Germany, not only imperils Angela Merkel's continued leadership, but it also adds a terrifying new element of uncertainty to the future of the European Union and the Eurozone. The United ...

AT&T, North Korea, Angela Merkel: Your Monday Evening Briefing - New York Times

The breakdown of talks to form a coalition government raised fresh doubts about the staying power of Chancellor Angela Merkel. She said she was hopeful about forming a majority government — but would prefer to go through new elections rather than try ...

Germany falters on climate leadership - USA TODAY

After President Trump irresponsibly vowed in May to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that other world powers would continue fighting the good fight against global warming. "We are more ...

Angela Merkel Isn't Going Anywhere - The New Yorker

Angela Merkel is not going to resign as the Chancellor of Germany. “No, that's not on the table,” she said, with a small, suppressed smile, when asked, by one of two interviewers for the German television broadcaster ZDF, if that prospect had, “in ...

Investors say ECB's Mario Draghi, not Angela Merkel, is most important European - The Australian Financial Review

It's a sign of how much power the world's major central bankers now wield – far eclipsing that of traditional politicians – that financial markets are showing only the most cursory interest in the political woes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

German politics in turmoil as Angela Merkel fails to form government - The New Daily

Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would prefer a new election to ruling Germany with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight. The major obstacle to a three-way deal was immigration, according to Ms Merkel, who was ...

A wobbly Angela Merkel is not good for Europe - The Australian Financial Review

When Angela Merkel hosted the G20 summit in Hamburg last July, she was the most experienced western leader in the room. The German chancellor took office in 2005 — when Emmanuel Macron was just a year out of college, and Donald Trump was still a ...

End of Merkel: AfD MP says 'no hope for Chancellor' as fresh German elections loom -

AfD's parliamentary spokesperson Jörg Meuthen welcomed the end of what he called the “Jamaica experiment” amid speculation Germany could face fresh elections as early as next Easter. He hailed the success of his party in preventing Angela Merkel from ...

Merkel's failure to form German government puts chancellorship in serious doubt - Washington Times

German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged her disappointment and blamed the refugee issue for the government impasse but added, “I will do everything to ensure that this country is well managed in the difficult weeks to come.” (Associated Press) ...

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Coalition Talks Have Failed - KNAU Arizona Public Radio

One of the most politically stable countries in Europe is in crisis today. Angela Merkel has been chancellor of Germany for 12 years. But her party didn't have a great showing in elections back in September, so she's been trying to build a coalition ...

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and the current Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union .

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Chancellor of Germany
Assumed office
22 November 2005
President Horst Köhler
Christian Wulff
Joachim Gauck
Deputy Franz Müntefering
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Guido Westerwelle
Philipp Rösler
Sigmar Gabriel
Preceded by Gerhard Schröder
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Assumed office
10 April 2000
Preceded by Wolfgang Schäuble
General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Union
In office
7 November 1998 – 10 April 2000
Preceded by Peter Hintze
Succeeded by Ruprecht Polenz
Minister for the Environment
In office
17 November 1994 – 26 October 1998
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Klaus Töpfer
Succeeded by Jürgen Trittin
Minister for Women and Youth
In office
18 January 1991 – 17 November 1994
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Ursula Lehr
Succeeded by Claudia Nolte
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
18 January 1991
Preceded by Constituency established
Personal details
Born Angela Dorothea Kasner
(1954-07-17) 17 July 1954 (age 62)
Hamburg, West Germany
Political party Democratic Awakening

Christian Democratic Union
Spouse(s) Ulrich Merkel
Joachim Sauer
Alma mater Leipzig University
Religion Lutheranism

Angela Dorothea Merkel (née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician and the current Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

A former research scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically-elected East German Government headed by Lothar de Maizière in 1990. Following German reunification in 1990, Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and has been reelected ever since. Merkel was appointed as the Minister for Women and Youth in the federal government under Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1991, and became the Minister for the Environment in 1994. After her party lost the federal election in 1998, Merkel was elected Secretary-General of the CDU before becoming the party's first woman leader two years later in the aftermath of a donations scandal that toppled Wolfgang Schäuble.

Following the 2005 federal election, Merkel was appointed Germany's first woman Chancellor at the head of a grand coalition consisting of the CDU, its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In the 2009 federal election, the CDU obtained the largest share of the vote and Merkel was able to form a coalition government with the support of the Free Democratic Party (FDP). At the 2013 federal election, Merkel won a landslide victory with 41.5% of the vote and formed a second grand coalition with the SPD, after the FDP lost all of its representation in the Bundestag.

In 2007, Merkel was President of the European Council and chaired the G8, the second woman to do so. Merkel played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. One of Merkel's consistent priorities has been to strengthen transatlantic economic relations. Merkel played a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level, and she has been referred to as "the decider." In domestic policy, health care reform, problems concerning future energy development and more recently her government's approach to the ongoing migrant crisis have been major issues during her Chancellorship.

Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union throughout her tenure as Chancellor. Merkel has twice been named the world's second most powerful person by Forbes magazine, the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman. In December 2015, Merkel was named as Time magazine's Person of the Year, with the magazine's cover declaring her to be the "Chancellor of the Free World." On 26 March 2014, Merkel became the longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union and she is currently the senior G7 leader. In May 2016, Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world for a record tenth time by Forbes. On 20 November 2016, Merkel announced she would seek re-election to a fourth term.

Merkel's Attempt to Form Four-Party Coalition Fails

Nov.19 -- Talks in Germany to form a new government coalition led by Chancellor Angela Merkel have collapsed. The pro-business Free Democrats have ...

Angela Merkel ratlos: FDP lässt Jamaika-Sondierungen eiskalt platzen

Kanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) hat das Aussteigen der FDP aus den Jamaika-Verhandlungen bedauert. Die Union habe geglaubt, dass man gemeinsam auf ...

„Die Ära von Angela Merkel ist beendet“ – AfD-Politiker Frank Hansel zum Scheitern von Jamaika

Im Interview mit RT Deutsch äußert sich der Frank Hansel zum Scheitern der Jamaika-Sondierungsgespräche. Der AfD-Politiker sieht darin einen guten Tag für ...

Merkel SAUER über Scheitern von Jamaika

Merkel SAUER über Scheitern von Jamaika Lindner BEENDET Jamaika | "Es ist besser NICHT zu egieren als FALSCH zu regieren Jamaika GESCHEITERT ...

Allemagne : le crépuscule d'Angela Merkel ?

Abonnez-vous à notre chaîne sur YouTube : En DIRECT - Suivez FRANCE 24 ici : En Allemagne, les négociations ...

Jamaika-Sondierungen: Angela Merkel bedauert Rückzug der FDP

Angela Merkel (CDU) und Horst Seehofer (CSU) haben das Aussteigen der FDP aus den Jamaika-Verhandlungen bedauert. Die Grünen werfen den Liberalen ...