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  Porträt: Angela Merkel | Politik | Deutsche Welle | 10.10.2005
Angela Merkel, die Kanzlerkandidatin der Christdemokraten wurde von vielen sowohl in der eigenen Partei als auch in der breiteren Öffentlichkeit lange Zeit nicht ganz für voll genommen.
Angela Merkel, die in diesem Jahr 51 Jahre alt wird, wurde zwar in Hamburg geboren, wuchs aber in Templin in der Uckermark nördlich von Berlin und damit in der DDR als Tochter eines evangelischen Pfarrers auf.
Angela Merkel, die in zweiter Ehe mit dem Chemieprofessor Joachim Sauer verheiratet ist, weiß, wie schwer das Erbe ist, das sie nach einem möglichen Wahlsieg der Christdemokraten anzutreten hätte.
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  Angela Merkel
Merkel was born as Angela Dorothea Kasner in Hamburg, Germany, the daughter of Horst Kasner, a Lutheran pastor, and his wife Herlind (née Jentzsch), a teacher.
Merkel was also criticized for plagiarizing a passage from a speech used by President Ronald Reagan in a 1980 US presidential debate for her own television election duel with Gerhard Schröder, the Social Democratic chancellor.
Merkel was elected Chancellor by the majority of delegates (397 to 217) in the newly assembled Bundestag on November 22, but 51 members of the governing coalition voted against her or abstained (see [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4458430.stm]).
www.seattleluxury.com /encyclopedia/entry/Angela_Merkel   (2655 words)

  Merkel, Angela - MSN Encarta
Angela Dorothea Kasner was born in Hamburg to a Protestant minister and his wife.
From 1991 to 1994 Merkel served as the government’s minister for women and youth, and from 1994 to 1998 she was the minister for environmental affairs and nuclear safety.
Merkel used the scandal to push Kohl and other CDU leaders aside, and in 2000 she became chair of the party.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701765668/Merkel_Angela.html   (437 words)

 Biography of Angela Merkel
German politician, Angela Merkel was born in Hamburg in 1954.
In April 2000 Angela Merkel was chosen to lead the CDU after a party slush fund scandal.
Initially Merkel had denied allegations that bribes were paid for the supply of tanks to Saudi Arabia, but she was the first of Kohl's supporters to break ranks and in so doing made a name for herself.
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 #1 Angela Merkel - Forbes.com
Unassuming and diplomatically astute, Merkel was later named secretary-general of the Christian Democratic Union, Germany's largest conservative political party, after the Kohl government fell in 1998.
Along with her pro-free-market reform agenda, Merkel advocates a strong German-American relationship, evidenced by her support of the proposals to bring Iran to the nuclear negotiating table.
Merkel has been overhauling the government's health care system and cumbersome corporate tax policies.
www.forbes.com /lists/2006/11/06women_Angela-Merkel_34AH.html   (326 words)

 Angela Merkel information - Search.com
Following Merkel's selection as CDU leader, she enjoyed considerable popularity among the German population and was favoured by Germans to become Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's challenger in the 2002 election.
Merkel was elected Chancellor by the majority of delegates (397 to 217) in the newly assembled Bundestag on November 22, but 51 members of the governing coalition voted against her or abstained (see [6]).
Merkel has stated that the main aim of her government will be to reduce unemployment, and that it is this issue on which her government will be judged (see [8]).
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 Germany: the career of Christian Democratic Union leader Angela Merkel Part 1: East Germany--youth and political ...
Merkel has undoubtedly enjoyed an unparalleled career since she became a CDU member 15 years ago, a rise to prominence that has also made her numerous enemies inside the party.
Instead, Merkel was fast-tracked into the party leadership, overtaking her time-served west German party colleagues, until finally she was named as the CDU candidate for chancellor.
Merkel’s father ranked among those church representatives who argued for a policy that combined loyalty to the regime and the church, known as “the church in socialism.” In the early 1950s, the Stalinist leadership of the Socialist Unity Party (SED) had conducted a “struggle” against the influence of the church.
www.wsws.org /articles/2005/jul2005/cdu1-j08.shtml   (2260 words)

 New Statesman - NS Profile - Angela Merkel
Angela's problem, says her latest biographer, Gerd Langguth, was Kasner's coldness: his warmth was reserved for the trainee priests and the disabled children.
Angela Merkel's relationship with her father is not just a story of unrequited or inadequately expressed paternal love.
Merkel's colleagues and rivals in the Christian Democratic Union are still baffled by her rise.
www.newstatesman.com /200507250025   (1427 words)

 Angela Merkel :: Germany Culture :: Soccerphile
In 2005 Angela Merkel (nee Kasner) defeated the incumbent Gerhard Schroeder to become German Chancellor, the first leader of the reunited Germany to come from East Germany, and the first female Chancellor in German history.
A young friend once suggested to the then Angela Kasner that to avoid the problems which came with being the daughter of a 'Pfarrer', she could just mispronounce it a little, and claim to be a 'Fahrerstochter' – the daughter of a chauffeur.
Merkel based her campaign on promises of economic stability, but lost ground when she confused gross and net income twice during a live televised debate.
www.soccerphile.com /soccerphile/wc2006/culture/angela-merkel.html   (895 words)

 CNN.com - Angela Merkel to take on Schroeder - May 30, 2005
Merkel, 50, was endorsed at a meeting Monday of top officials from the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU).
Merkel was born in Hamburg but grew up in the East German town of Templin, where her father moved when she was 3.
Merkel joined the Christian Democrats in August 1990 and was elected to parliament that year.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/europe/05/30/germany.merkel   (465 words)

 Angela Merkel Followed a Political Path Less Traveled - New York Times
Merkel, at 51, is poised to become the first female chancellor of Germany and the first eastern German to lead the reunified country.
Merkel's journey from Protestant minister's daughter in East Germany to the pinnacle of German politics - as the boss of a male-dominated, Catholic-leaning conservative party - is so improbable that it has left political analysts here grasping for what she might do as chancellor.
Merkel, he said, is a genuinely new figure in German politics, someone who could potentially bridge the two halves of Germany, which have drifted apart in recent years, as the financial burden of reunification and a stagnant eastern economy has bred mutual resentment.
www.nytimes.com /2005/10/10/international/europe/10cnd-merkel.html?ex=1286596800&en=7c2139e287284725&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss   (999 words)

Angela Merkel Promises Foreign Policy Change
Merkel and her team insist that an association within the framework of the European Union is not an antithesis of the Atlantic partnership at all.
One of the most important certifications of Merkel's position concerning Russia and the former Soviet Union as a whole is in her statement to the German parliament (Bundestag) concerning the elections in Ukraine on December 1, 2004.
Once Merkel even told journalists, that one of the most dramatic moments of her childhood was the theft of her bicycle committed by a Russian soldier.
www.axisglobe.com /article.asp?article=338   (1451 words)

 Angela Merkel - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
It is generally assumed that she is a cross breed of a pastor (father) and his dachshund (mother).
Angela Merkel was formerly known as Monica Lewinski.
Angela Merkel once was nearly killed on a film set after George Lucas shot her mistaking her for his arch enemy Mr Bloby.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Angela_Merkel   (454 words)

 Angela Merkel - Homepage
Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel wird noch in dieser Woche US-Präsident George W. Bush auf seiner Ranch in Texas besuchen.
Merkel betonte in der "Berliner Zeitung", dass sie eine diplomatische Lösung wolle und alles daran setzen werde, dieses Ziel auch zu erreichen.
Der Liedermacher Wolf Biermann dankte Merkel in seiner Laudatio für ihre strikte Haltung gegenüber Russland und dem Iran.
www.angela-merkel.de   (139 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Profile: Angela Merkel
As a Protestant east German woman Angela Merkel, 51, broke the leadership mould in the CDU, traditionally dominated by Catholic west German men.
Born in Hamburg, Angela Merkel was only a couple of months old when her father, a Lutheran pastor, was given a parish in a small town in East Germany.
Merkel has to trim her reform plans to cement coalition
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/4572387.stm   (685 words)

 Angela Merkel riding high in Germany polls - Boston.com
Angela Merkel barely scraped together enough votes to become Germany's first female chancellor.
Merkel has found her feet quickly at home and abroad with a recipe of blunt realism and careful consensus-building.
Merkel appears to have succeeded in thawing the diplomatic chill between Berlin and Washington without giving up Germany's refusal to send troops to Iraq and underlining her opposition to the U.S. prison camp for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/01/26/angela_merkel_riding_high_in_germany_polls   (704 words)

 WILLisms.com: Angela Merkel, New Hope For Germany, U.S.?
Angela Merkel is poised to unseat a generation of German leadership this summer, as the country finds itself plunged into a national election that could very well turn this radical, market-oriented reformer, who has been likened to Margaret Thatcher in both her ideology and her personal comportment, into the next German chancellor.
Merkel's vocal skepticism of Schroeder's support for the lifting of the European Union arms embargo against China -- a spring 2005 proposal that Bush came out strongly against -- is also likely to endear her to the Bush administration.
Merkel, she is no doubt a very competent party leader, but to date she has held no significant federal ministerial posts (Minister for Women and Youth & Minister of Environment don't count) nor does she enjoy a record as the successful head of government of one of Germany's federal states.
www.willisms.com /archives/2005/05/angela_merkel_n.html   (1689 words)

 USATODAY.com - Bush, Merkel seem off to a warm start   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany will not always agree with the U.S., but Iran is one area where she and Bush are closing ranks.
But Merkel's apparent willingness to work with Bush on trying to stop Iran's nuclear program, as well as in other areas, could be the start of a special closeness.
Merkel, for her part, said "we have a lot in common" and that she hoped "we are opening a new chapter" in U.S.-German relations.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2006-01-13-merkel_x.htm   (752 words)

 Angela Merkel: Germany's new chancellor
Angela Merkel was born in Hamburg, Germany on July 17, 1954 and is chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union, the conservative sister to Gerhardt's liberal Socialist Party.
She was born Angela Dorothea Kasner and is the daughter of Horst and Herlind Kasner.
Merkel later became a member of the district board and secretary for agitation and propaganda of the Academy of Sciences, but she did not take part in the secular coming of age ceremony, which was common in the German Democratic Republic and was instead confirmed.
www.renewamerica.us /columns/boggess/060428   (712 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Profile: Angela Merkel -- Germany's first woman chancellor
Merkel was born in the western port city of Hamburg on July 17, 1954.
Merkel became secretary-general of the CDU after Kohl was defeated in the 1998 elections and took the helm of the party in 2000.
In forming her grand coalition government, Merkel made concessions in negotiations with the SPD on various policies but she stood firm on policies which were not part of the deal.
english.people.com.cn /200511/23/eng20051123_223285.html   (332 words)

 Putin stands firm in front of new German Chancellor Angela Merkel - Pravda.Ru
Vladimir Putin stated during the meeting with Angela Merkel that the views of Russia, Germany and the USA had much in common as far as the Iranian problem was concerned.
When the meeting with Angela Merkel ended, Putin said that Iranian partners did not exclude an opportunity to cooperate with Russia and establish a joint venture to enrich uranium on Russia's territory.
When talking about the problem of Chechnya, Angela Merkel turned to Putin in an attempt to show how important the subject was for her.
english.pravda.ru /main/18/88/354/16753_Merkel.html   (704 words)

 Campaigning Without a Platform: What Would Angela Merkel Do as Chancellor? - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News
Angela Merkel, head of the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU) and leading candidate for German chancellor in elections to be held this fall, is holding forth on the stage of the Berlin Ensemble.
Merkel suspects that there are more than material reasons behind the widespread demands for public disclosure; she senses a trap.
Merkel believes that some of those who are now demanding greater clarity are just waiting for her to demonstrate her ignorance.
www.spiegel.de /international/spiegel/0,1518,361589,00.html   (1802 words)

 Bloomberg.com: Germany
Merkel, who grew up in East Germany, was repudiating a leader who had helped her rise to cabinet minister a year after German reunification in 1990.
Merkel's East German and Protestant background, her late arrival on the party's center stage and the fact that she's in her second marriage and has no children may upset traditional party voters, says Hans-Juergen Hoffmann, managing director of Hamburg-based market-research company Psephos GmbH.
Merkel often returns to her constituency of Stralsund, a town of 50,000 in Germany's northeastern corner on the Baltic Sea.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=10000100&sid=aPwobI_C6mKA&refer=germany   (1353 words)

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