During her 16 years in power, German Chancellor Angela Merkel worked with four American presidents, eight Japanese prime ministers and five British leaders. Photo: Reuters During her 16 years in power, German Chancellor Angela Merkel worked with four American presidents, eight Japanese prime ministers and five British leaders. Photo: Reuters
During her 16 years in power, German Chancellor Angela Merkel worked with four American presidents, eight Japanese prime ministers and five British leaders. Photo: Reuters
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Following in Merkel’s footsteps will be a daunting challenge

  • As Germany goes to the polls, there is no obvious successor as chancellor. Voters will have her legacy and attributes in mind, while officials from China to the US and beyond will hope for a replacement as pragmatic and capable

During her 16 years in power, German Chancellor Angela Merkel worked with four American presidents, eight Japanese prime ministers and five British leaders. Photo: Reuters During her 16 years in power, German Chancellor Angela Merkel worked with four American presidents, eight Japanese prime ministers and five British leaders. Photo: Reuters
During her 16 years in power, German Chancellor Angela Merkel worked with four American presidents, eight Japanese prime ministers and five British leaders. Photo: Reuters
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