22, Apr 2021
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as the chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as leader of the Christian Democratic Union from 2000 to 2018. A member of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel is the first female chancellor of Germany.
|Real Name||Angela Dorothea Merkel|
and Christian Democratic Union
|Political Journey||• Merkel stood for election at the 1990 federal election, the first since reunification, and was elected to the Bundestag for the constituency of Stralsund – Nordvorpommern – Rügen.
• After the Kohl Government lost the election in 1998, Merkel was appointed Secretary-General of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union).
• On 30 May 2005, Merkel won the CDU nomination as Chancellor against Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of the SPD in the 2005 national elections.
• On 22 November 2005, Merkel assumed the office of Chancellor of Germany.
|Biggest Rival||Gerhard Schröder|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
|Hair Colour||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth||17 July 1954|
|Age (as in 2018)||64 Years|
|Birth Place||Hamburg, West Germany|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Hometown||Templin, Uckermark district of Brandenburg, Germany|
|College||Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany|
|Educational Qualifications||Doctorate in Physics|
|Family||Grandfather- Ludwig Kasner (Policeman)
Grandmother- Margarethe Kaźmierczak
Father- Horst Kasner
Mother- Herlind Kasner
Brother- Marcus Kasner
Sister- Irene Kasner
|Address||Bundeskanzleramt, Berlin, Germany|
|Hobbies||Watching Soccer, Cooking and Baking|
|Controversies||In Early 2016, the event on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, when groups of foreigners were alleged to have sexually assaulted hundreds of German women, have cast doubts on the Chancellor’s refugee policy.|
|Favorite Food||Mettwurst (minced pork sausage) with green cabbage|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Husband||Ulrich Merkel (1977–1982)
Joachim Sauer (1998–present)
|Net Worth||$11.5 million|