Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German former politician and scientist. She was the chancellor of Germany between 2005 and 2021, Leader of the Opposition between 2002 and 2005 and Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) between 2000 and 2018. She was the first female chancellor of Germany. In 1986 she obtained a doctorate in quantum chemistry. Here you can find all of our latest news, analysis and comment about Angela Merkel.