Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel (; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician and a former research scientist, who has been the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 and the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000. She is the first woman to hold either office.

I am happy that Germany has become a country that many people outside of Germany now associate with hope, this is something to cherish when you look back at our history.