Famous People Lessons: Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel became Germany’s first female Chancellor and the first from communist East Germany in 2005.
VOANews: Germany Awaits a New Leader, and a New Day (10/15/2005) Angela Merkel is to replace Gerhard Schroeder in a coalition that will give economically troubled Germany its first woman chancellor.
VOANews: More Women Become National Leaders; When Will the U.S. Follow? (11/1/9/2005) On Tuesday, Angela Merkel is expected to become Germany's first female chancellor. And Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia has declared victory as Africa's first elected woman president.