German chancellor Angela Merkel named ‘Person of the Year’ by ‘Time’

Latest Update: December 9, 2015 | 181 Views
Angela Merkel

WASHINGTON: Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 “Person of the Year” on Wednesday, noting her resilience and leadership when faced with the Syrian refugee crisis and turmoil in the European Union over its currency this year.

Merkel topped a short list of finalists that included U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who came in third, and Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was runner-up.



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