By Clifford W Mills
Born in West Germany yet raised in East Germany, Angela Merkel has recognized either repression and freedom. With the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Merkel began her meteoric upward thrust to turn into Germany's first lady chancellor and one of many world's strongest girls. A scientist via education, Merkel possesses analytical abilities seldom obvious in a global chief, and he or she confronts not just German difficulties yet eu and global matters with international relations and tact. improved through a chronology, bibliography, and proposals for additional studying, this new full-color biography is the inspiring account of an interesting chief who is a tireless strength for growth.
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The ministry had originally been the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs. It was changed in 1969 to the Federal Ministry for POLITICAL AWAKENING Angela Merkel speaks on the phone at CDU party headquarters in Berlin in 1990. Critics have asserted that Merkel’s party alliances changed to accommodate her rise to power, but Merkel says she was motivated by the desire to help her country during the difficult reconstruction period. 47 48 ANGELA MERKEL Youth, Family, and Health. The health portion of the organization became larger and larger, so when Merkel took over the job a new ministry had been created, the Federal Ministry for Health.
61 C H A P T E R 4 Becoming the German Leader The CDU was stung by losing to the opposition party, and now turned to Merkel to find a way to win in the next federal election. Even the senior members of the party realized the CDU needed a change and that they should not stand in Merkel’s way any longer. She went back to work with a vengeance. In February 2003, the CDU picked up ground and won several regional elections, putting the party back in control of one of the two houses of Parliament, the Bundesrat.
Though not able to become a teacher, she would at least be able to further her education. Becoming Highly Educated During Angela’s time, German schools had for many years been among the world’s best. For the lower grade levels, students stayed in classrooms while teachers moved from class to class. Students sat at large tables, not desks. Exams tended to be essay-based and not multiple choice. Teachers were quite strict, and appointed for life after a certain trial period. In high school, Angela became involved in an incident that reporters now use as an example of her political skills.