Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

Chancellor

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel has been Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany since 22 November 2005. She was previously Chairwoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag. Angela Merkel was born in 1954 and holds a doctorate in physics.

(Photo: Bundesregierung/Kugler)

CV

  • Born on 17 July 1954 in Hamburg; married

  • 1973
    Abitur (higher education entrance qualification) in Templin

  • 1973 - 1978
    Studied Physics at Leipzig University

  • 1978 - 1990
    Member of the academic staff at the Central Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Academy of Sciences

  • 1986
    Awarded a doctorate

  • 1989
    Member of "Demokratischer Aufbruch" (Democratic Awakening)

  • since 1990
    Member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)

  • 1990
    Deputy Government Spokeswoman of the de Maizière Government

  • since 1990
    Member of the German Bundestag

  • 1991 - 1998
    Deputy Chairwoman of the CDU

  • 1993 - 2000
    Chairwoman of the CDU Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

  • 1991 - 1994
    Federal Minister for Women and Youth

  • 1994 - 1998
    Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

  • 1998 - 2000
    General Secretary of the CDU Germany

  • since 2000
    Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union Germany (CDU)

  • 2002 - 2005
    Chairwoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag

  • since November 2005
    Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

  • Photos small and large: REGIERUNGonline/Chaperon