Once again a pandemic proves that women are great leaders.All over the world some leaders name are going on repeated. One of the most powerful and great woman leader among those name is Angela Merkel. The chancellor of Germany. Merkel has been widely described as the DE facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and by some commentators as the leader of the free world. Merkel has won international plaudits for her handling of the pandemic in Germany.
Merkel was born in 1954 July 17 in Hamburg, West Germany. Her father was a Lutheran pastor and her mother was a teacher of English and Latin. Merkel has two younger siblings.She had received her bachelors degree in physics at Karl Marx University in 1978. She then worked at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences in East Berlin, earning (1986) a doctorate for her thesis on quantum chemistry.
The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 served as the catalyst for Merkel’s political career Merkel became involved in the growing democracy movement, joining the new party Democratic Awakening. Following the first (and only) multi-party election in East Germany, she became the deputy spokesperson of the new pre-unification caretaker government under Lothar DE Maizière. In the German federal election of 1990,Merkel won a seat in the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) representing. She was appointed minister for women and youth by Chancellor Helmut Kohl in January 1991. Maizière, who had become the CDU’s deputy chairman after the eastern and western parties merged, resigned from his position on September 6, 1991,Merkel was elected to replace him in December of the same year. After the 1994 election Merkel became minister of environment, conservation, and reactor safety, and she presided over the first United Nations Climate Conference in Berlin in March–April 1995. In September 1998 the CDU was ousted by Gerhard Schröder and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). Merkel was elected secretary-general of the CDU on November 7. She married her longtime companion, chemistry professor Joachim Sauer, on December 30 of that year.
On April 10, 2000, Merkel was elected head of the CDU, becoming the first woman and the first non-Catholic to lead the party. As CDU leader, Merkel faced the lingering effects of the finance scandal and a divided party. Although Merkel had hoped to stand as a candidate for chancellor in the 2002 election, a majority of her party expressed a preference for Edmund Stoiber of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the CDU’s sister party in Bavaria. After the CDU-CSU narrowly lost the election, Merkel became leader of the opposition.As support for the SPD wavered, Schröder called for an early general election to be held in September 2005, and the result was a virtual stalemate. The CDU-CSU won 35.2 percent of the votes, besting the ruling SPD by just 1 percent. Both parties sought allies in an attempt to form a government, but months of negotiations proved fruitless. Eventually, the CDU-CSU and the SPD settled on a “grand coalition” government with Merkel at its head. On November 22, 2005, Merkel took office as chancellor, becoming the first woman, the first East German, and, at age 51, the youngest person to date to hold the office.In November 2018, Merkel stepped down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union and announced she wouldn’t seek another term as chancellor in 2021.
During her time as the first female chancellor of Germany, Merkel was a leading figure in European politics, championing austerity as the path to recovery for Europe’s damaged economies. Faced with Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, she maintained that Germany would keep its borders open in the face of the humanitarian emergency.
When hundreds of thousands of migrants fleeing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere flocked to the European Union, Merkel advocated for the resettlement of large numbers of people in Germany. As a result, more than one million migrants entered Germany in 2015 alone, sparing them the danger of having to return to their war-torn countries.
Her scientific background saved the German people from the pandemic. Her brief explanations about the virus transmission works helped Germans understand why it was so critical to contain the virus as early as possible.
One of the most powerful and a great woman leader she is……..