Angela Merkel was re-elected

German Chancellor Ms. Angela Merkel was re-elected unopposed as head of Conservative Christian Democrats party on Dec. 9, 2014. She was elected as the head of the party for the eighth time by winning 96.7 percent of delegates’ votes. She has been the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000 and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She is the first woman to hold either office.

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