Written by Nathasha De Alwis
14 Mar, 2018 | 6:38 pm
Angela Merkel Has been voted in as Germany’s chancellor for the fourth time, almost six months since the national election, bringing to an end the longest power hiatus in the country’s post-war story.
She received 364 out of 709 votes in the first round of voting in parliament, 11 more than required to gain an absolute majority, but also 35 fewer than if all the members of her next governing coalition had cast their ballot in her favour.
Who is Angela Merkel?
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union since 2000.
Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and the leader of the Free World.
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