Angela Merkel

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Nothing like a dame: Trump tops 2021’s cast of clowns and baddies
This year’s political pantomime served up a rich cast of characters, with The Donald providing the laughs and (guess who?) Xi Jinping as the baddest baddie of them all (Oh yes he is!)

Simon Tisdall

26, Dec, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Olaf Scholz elected to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor
Former Hamburg mayor secures 395 of 736 delegates’ ballots in parliamentary vote

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

08, Dec, 2021 @1:33 PM

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After 16 years at the top of German politics, what now for Angela Merkel?
While Merkel has said she has no particular plans, doing nothing doesn’t seem a realistic prospect for the outgoing chancellor

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

08, Dec, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Olaf Scholz to be voted in as German chancellor as Merkel era ends
Scholz to lead coalition government after agreement was signed by party leaders on Tuesday

Jennifer Rankin and agencies

08, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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New faces, policies – and accents: Germany’s next coalition
Olaf Scholz takes over from Angela Merkel and brings with him a northern accent typical of Hamburg

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

07, Dec, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Angela Merkel bows out to the sound of Beethoven and an East German pop hit
Military band in Berlin honours departing chancellor of 16 years, who hands over to Olaf Scholz next week

Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Jennifer Rankin

02, Dec, 2021 @9:31 PM

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Germany: mandatory Covid jabs a step closer as unvaccinated face lockdown
Merkel backs compulsory jabs and says ‘act of national solidarity’ required

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

02, Dec, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Angela Merkel to bow out with ceremony live on German TV
Military tattoo to be held in chancellor’s honour on Thursday but formal handover of power not expected until next week

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

02, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Long reigns often leave long shadows’: Europeans on Angela Merkel
People across Europe share their views on German chancellor and role she has played in the EU

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

01, Dec, 2021 @1:40 PM

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‘She defined modern Germany’: Blair, Barroso and Prodi on Angela Merkel
When she first took office her fellow leaders included Blair, Chirac and Bush. Three of those at her first G8 summit look back on her legacy

Philip Oltermann

30, Nov, 2021 @10:37 AM

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Merkel’s punk pick for leaving ceremony raises eyebrows
Outgoing German chancellor’s choice of soundtrack for military tattoo hints at uncharted hinterland

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

29, Nov, 2021 @1:33 PM

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A new German era dawns, but collisions lie in wait for coalition
The ‘traffic light’ parties all want progress but have different ideas about what that means on business and green issues

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

28, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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