Angela Merkel


Birth

Angela Kasner was born on Shabbos the 16th of Tamuz 5714.

Leader of the Christian Democratic Union

On Thursday the 9th of Av 5760 Angela Merkel was elected leader of the Christian Democratic Union.

Chancellor of Germany

On Sunday the 14th of Elul 5765 Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU narrowly won elections with 35.2% of the vote. The SPD obtained 34.2% of the vote. Neither party could form a majority in the Bundestag. A grand coalition with the SPD was formed and on Tuesday the 20th of Cheshvan 5766 Angela Merkel became Chancellor of Germany. On Sunday the 9th of Tishrei 5770 Angela Merkel led the CDU/CSU to a victory in the elections with an increased number of seats. She formed a coalition with the FDP. On Sunday the 18th of Tishrei 5774 she led the CDU/CSU to victory in the elections. This time forming a coalition with the SDP again. On Sunday the 4th of Tishrei 5778 she led the CDU/CSU to a fourth victory im the federal elections. She formed a coalition with the SDP for a third time.