Germany’s chancellor named Time's Person of the Year
Germany’s chancellor named Time's Person of the Year German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named as Time's Person of the Year, the publication announced Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Germany’s chancellor named Time's Person of the Year
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time's Person of the Year, praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.
 
Time also cited Merkel's strong response to "Vladimir Putin's creeping theft of Ukraine" and on its cover called her "Chancellor of the Free World."
 
"Not once or twice but three times there has been reason to wonder this year whether Europe could continue to exist, not culturally or geographically but as a historic experiment in ambitious statecraft," Time editor Nancy Gibbs wrote. "You can agree with her or not, but she is not taking the easy road. Leaders are tested only when people don't want to follow. For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is TIME's Person of the Year."
 
Merkel, 61, is just the fourth woman since 1927 to be chosen and the first since opposition leader Corazon C. Aquino of the Philippines in 1986. She is the first German since Willy Brandt, the West German chancellor named in 1970 for "seeking to bring about a fresh relationship between East and West" during the Cold War. In 1999, Time picked the German-born Albert Einstein as Person of the Century.
 
"I'm sure the chancellor will regard this as an encouragement for her political work, for a good future for Germany as well as for Europe," her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said.
 
The seven other finalists for 2015 included Donald Trump, the Black Lives Matter protest movement and Uber's CEO, Travis Kalanick.

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Why have more men earned this distinction than women?
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COMMENTS (33)
  • courtneyh-1-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:19 p.m.

    Men have earned this distinction than woman because people think men are better than woman.

  • jacih-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:19 p.m.

    She asked more from her country then most politicians would dare.

  • johnj-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:19 p.m.

    More men have earned this distinction than women because men were always thought to be better and greater than women.

  • calaabj-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:19 p.m.

    More men have earned this distinction because women dont really get a chance to prove their worth and also what they can do.

  • hollyk-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:19 p.m.

    More men has earned more distinction than women because usually the women would stay home take care of kids and cook.

  • coled-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:20 p.m.

    CTQ: I believe more men have earned this distinction than women because men are more enhanced into the thought of war, poverty, or anything that may have to do with the happenings of the world.

  • mattv-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:20 p.m.

    Women really didn't have the rights they do today until about 1920, so for years, men were nominated and won them more then women.

  • lucasp-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:20 p.m.

    wemon stay home and work and men fight war

  • victoriae-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:20 p.m.

    More men earned this distinction because women used to stay home and do housework, while men did other work.

  • brooklynf-fel
    1/19/2016 - 02:21 p.m.

    more men have earned this distinction than women because the women are more likely to be staying home to do the house work, while men go out to get jobs.

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