|Birth Day||July 17, 1954|
|Birth Place||Hamburg, Germany|
|Age||66 YEARS OLD|
She joined the Christian Democratic Union party in 1990, and was appointed by Prime Minister Helmut Kohl as minister for women and children.
Using her country's strong fiscal base as an Example, she advocated for insolvent EU nations to cut down on government expenses - to implement 'austerity' measures.
She was born in West Germany, and raised there with her sister and brother. She married Joachim Sauer in 1998 after previously being married to Ulrich Merkel from 1977 to 1982.