German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference the day after elections in the state of Hesse on Oct.29, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
German Chancellor and leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel speaks at a press conference the day after elections in the state of Hesse on Oct.29, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. - 
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Angela Merkel is the longest-serving head of state in the European Union. She has steered Germany's economy through some terrible financial times, and exerted a heavy influence on the direction of the EU as well.  

 

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