Who Is the Prime Minister of Germany?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 31, 2020 5:57:41 PM ET
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Germany has a Chancellor rather than a Prime Minister and the Chancellor's name is Angela Merkel. Angela Merkel, the first female Chancellor of Germany, has served in that position since the year 2005.

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Angela Merkel holds both a Master of Science degree and a Doctorate degree from the Leipzig University, and she was trained as a physicist prior to entering politics. Before being elected as the Chancellor in 2005, she held the position of Chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Party. As German Chancellor, Merkel has maintained a position on Forbes's Most Powerful Women in the World list for eight years.