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Angela Merkel German chancellor named Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor has not only wowed the world but Time magazine this year after her decision to open the country's boarders to refugees.

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Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

(Time Magazine)

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor has not only wowed the world but Time magazine this year after her decision to open the country's boarders to refugees.

Merkel, 61, has been named the 'Person of the Year' by Time magazine. Throughout 2015, Merkel stepped into various challenging situations across Europe, including throughout the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, during Greece’s financial meltdown and after a deadly series of coordinated attacks in Paris.

Merkel agreed to bailing Greece of it's financial crisis on her strict terms. German would welcome refugees as casualities of a radical  Islamist savagery, not carriers of it. And it would deploy troops abroad in the fight against ISIS.

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Merkel became the first female chancellor of Germany when she assumed the position in November 2005. She is the first individual woman to receive "Person of the Year" since the magazine changed its title from "Man of the Year" in 1999, and is the fourth woman to receive the magazine’s year-end honor since 1927. Before 1999 four women were named as "Woman of the Year:” Wallis Simpson (1936); Soong Mei-ling (1937); Queen Elizabeth II(952); Corazon Aquino (1986).

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