View Full Version : Germany to get first female chancellor

22-11-05, 11:40
BBC News : Germany to confirm new chancellor (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4458430.stm)

The German parliament is due to elect the leader of the conservative Christian Democrats, Angela Merkel, as the country's new chancellor.

She will head a coalition government with the former governing party, the Social Democrats.

Mrs Merkel will be the first woman chancellor - and the first to have grown up in the former communist eastern part of the country.

Her foreign policy stance is more pro-US than her predecessor.

Let's see how she will manage this grand coalition. She may not have been lucky as the first woman chancellor, as her government will be stuck on many issues from the start due to the rift between the parties composing the uneasy ruling alliance.