How Merkel made it to the top

Al Jazeera looks at how Chancellor Angela Merkel became the most powerful woman as she seeks re-election.

    Sunday is general election day in Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking re-election for a third term.

    As Germany’s most popular elected politician, she stands a very good chance of achieving that goal.

    So how did she become, as many describe her, the most powerful woman in the world?

    Al Jazeera’s Nick Spicer explains from Berlin.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.