Time magazine named German Chancellor,Angela Merkel its 2015 ‘Person of the Year’.

It is first time when the prestigious title was bestowed on a woman.

“In a year where world leaders were tested all through the year, no one was tested the way she was, over and over again,”

“The threat to European peace and security really fell to her.”

“She has stepped up in a way that was uncharacteristic even for her,” Gibbs said. “She’s been a very long-serving leader, the longest-serving in the west. She controls the world’s fourth largest economy, but this year she really was tested in how she would respond to some of the most difficult challenges that any leader is facing in the world,”

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