Angela Merkel, born July 17, 1954, has been the chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the Christian Democrat party, CDU, since 2000.
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A dark milestone has been reached in Germany, with confirmed COVID-19 cases crossing the 1 million mark, as well as a record number of people dying this week. The government has extended the partial lockdown with apparently one thing in mind — saving Christmas.
The German chancellor has called for greater efforts in securing an affordable vaccine across the globe. Despite a pledge made by G20 leaders, she said she was still concerned that no formal agreements have been struck.