Angela Merkel is German politician and former research scientist. She has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005, and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000. She is the first woman to hold either office.
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Born: July 17, 1954 (age 59), Hamburg, Germany.
Office: Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
Party: Christian Democratic Union.
Spouse: Joachim Sauer (m. 1998), Ulrich Merkel (m. 1977–1982).
Parents: Horst Kasner, Herlind Kasner.
Education: German Academy of Sciences at Berlin (1986), University of Leipzig (1973–1978).