A different world today from the time Merkel became chancellor in 2005

During German Chancellor Angela Merkel's 16 years in office, the world has seen transformations in a number of areas. PHOTO: AFP
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The world today is different from when Dr Angela Merkel was first sworn in as Germany's chancellor - on Nov 22, 2005. During her 16 years in office, the world has seen transformations in a number of areas.

Mr George W. Bush was in his second term as US president in 2005, while Mr Tony Blair was beginning his third term as prime minister of Britain.

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