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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Several athletes have criticized Angela Merkel's absence from the athletics championships in Berlin. They accuse the German chancellor, who was at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, of giving special treatment to soccer.