Angela Merkel (born Kasner) (born in Hamburgh , 17 Julie 1954) is an umwhile chancellor o Germany wha servit frae 2005 tae 2021. She wis electit in 2005; she wis confirmed in affice in 2009 an 2013 (anly juist missin an overaw majority), an stairtit her fowert term in 2018 efter her pairty got a reduced nummer o votes in the 2017 Bundestag election. She is currently a member o the CDU, Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (the Christian Union o Germany). Merkel grew up in the umwhile East Germany.
Merkel propaled in 2018 that she intendit tae staund doon as Chancellor in 2021. She haes made major decisions affectin the European Union, sic as in the Refugee Creesis an Eurozone Creesis.
Merkel stuid doun in December 2021, when Social Democrat Olaf Scholz became Chancellor, leadin a three-pairty coalition.