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Frau Chancellor waits in the wings

Angela Merkel could never be accused of being a stereotype.

27th August, 2005

Angela Merkel could never be accused of being a stereotype.

The woman most likely to become Germany's next chancellor in the election on September 18 rarely conforms to what might be expected of her.

The daughter of a Lutheran pastor who trained priests and looked after handicapped children in the atheist state of East Germany, Merkel has divorced and remarried, and has no children. She is the Protestant leader of the deeply Catholic and conservative German...

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