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Angela Dorothea Merkel (Kasner), Dr.

Current Location:: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Hamburg-Barmbeck-Nord, Hamburg, Deutschland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pfarrer Horst Kasner and <private> Kasner (Jentzsch)
Wife of Prof. Joachim Sauer
Ex-wife of Ulrich Merkel
Sister of Marcus Kasner and Irene Kasner

Occupation: Chancellor of Germany
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About Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

Angela Dorothea Merkel, née Kasner, (born 17 July 1954) is the current Chancellor of Germany. Merkel topped Forbes magazine's list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. She was elected to the Bundestag (German Parliament) from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, and Chairman of the CDU-CSU (Christian Social Union) parliamentary coalition from 2002 to 2005.

Merkel is the first female Chancellor of Germany. In 2007 she became the second woman to chair the G8, after Margaret Thatcher. As a female politician from a centre right party, and a scientist, Merkel has been compared by many in the English-language press to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Some have referred to her as "Iron Lady", "Iron Girl", and even "The Iron Frau" (all alluding to Thatcher, whose nickname was "The Iron Lady" —Thatcher also has a science degree: an Oxford University degree in chemistry). Political commentators have debated the precise extent to which their agendas are similar.

In addition to being the first female German chancellor and the youngest German chancellor since the Second World War, Merkel is also the first born after World War II, and the first with a background in natural sciences. She studied physics; her predecessors law, business, history or were military officers, among others.

Merkel topped Forbes magazine's list of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. From 2005 to 2009 she led a grand coalition with the Christian Social Union (CSU), its Bavarian sister party, and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), formed after the 2005 federal election on 22 November 2005. In the elections of 27 September 2009, her party, the CDU, obtained the largest share of the votes, and formed a coalition government with the CSU and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). Her government was sworn in on 28 October 2009.[2]

In 2007, Merkel was also President of the European Council and chaired the G8. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have thus far been major issues of her tenure.

Horst Kasner "The young Merkel: Idealist's daughter", New York Times, 9/6/2005

Angela Merkel's Husband

Angela Dorothea Merkel - ist eine deutsche Politikerin. Seit dem 10. April 2000 ist sie Bundesvorsitzende der CDU und seit dem 22. November 2005 deutsche Bundeskanzlerin. Wikipedia DE

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Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany's Timeline

July 17, 1954
Hamburg, Deutschland
September 3, 1977
Age 23
Templin, Brandenburg, Deutsche Demokratische Republik
Age 27
Berlin, Deutsche Demokratische Republik
Age 35
November 11, 2010
- November 12, 2010
Age 56
Seoul, South Korea

The 2010 G20 Seoul Summit was the fifth meeting of the G-20 heads of government, to discuss the global financial system and the world economy, which took place in Seoul, South Korea, on November 11–12, 2010. Korea was the first non-G8 nation to host a G-20 Leaders Summit.

The G20 is the premier forum for discussing, planning, and monitoring international economic cooperation.

The theme of the summit was "Shared Growth Beyond Crisis".

November 3, 2011
- November 4, 2011
Age 57
Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

The 2011 G-20 Cannes Summit was the sixth meeting of the G-20 heads of government in a series of on-going discussions about financial markets and the world economy.

The G-20 forum is the avenue for the G20 economies to discuss, plan and monitor international economic cooperation. While the summit achieved little progress on resolving the Eurozone crisis and providing concrete measures to addressing global financial imbalances, it did produce some tangible results, including the adoption of the Cannes Action Plan for Growth and Jobs, the launch of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) and the endorsement of an Action Plan on Food Price Volatility and Agriculture.

June 18, 2012
- June 19, 2012
Age 57
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

The 2012 G-20 Los Cabos Summit was the seventh meeting of the G-20 heads of government.

It was held in the Los Cabos Convention Center, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, from June 18–19, 2012.

September 5, 2013
- September 6, 2013
Age 59
Saint Petersburg, gorod Sankt-Peterburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The 2013 G-20 Saint Petersburg summit was the eighth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. The hosting venue was the Constantine Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 5–6 September 2013.

November 15, 2014
- November 16, 2014
Age 60
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The 2014 G20 Brisbane summit was the ninth meeting of the G20 heads of government. It was held in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, on 15–16 November 2014. The hosting venue was the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Brisbane. The event was the largest ever peacetime police operation in Australia.

On 1 December 2013 Brisbane became the official host city for the G20. The City of Brisbane had a public holiday on 14 November 2014. Up to 4,000 delegates were expected to attend with around 2,500 media representatives. The leaders of Mauritania, Myanmar, New Zealand, Senegal, Singapore, and Spain were also invited to this summit.

- June 27, 2010
Toronto, Toronto Division, Ontario, Canada

The 2010 G-20 Toronto summit was the fourth meeting of the G-20 heads of government, in discussion of the global financial system and the world economy, which took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during June 26–27, 2010. The summit's priorities included evaluating the progress of financial reform, developing sustainable stimulus measures, debating global bank tax, and promoting open markets. Alongside the twenty-one representatives of the G-20 major economies, leaders of six invited nations, and eight additional intergovernmental organizations also took part in the summit.