25 Aug '11, 8am

Forbes names Angela Merkel world's most powerful woman

Forbes names Angela Merkel world's most powerful woman

Forbes magazine on Wednesday named German Chancellor Angela Merkel the world's most powerful woman, calling her the 'undisputed' leader of the European Union and head of its only 'real global economy.' -- PHOTO: REUTERS By Melissa Tan German Chancellor Angela Merkel has regained the top spot on Forbes Magazine's list of the world's 100 most powerful women, after losing it last year to America's First Lady Michelle Obama. Dubbed the 'undisputed' leader of the EU by Forbes, Dr Merkel, 57, has topped the list every year since 2006 after becoming Chancellor in 2005. In its online profile of Dr Merkel, Forbes Magazine added that she was the 'head of the one real global economy in Europe'. Mrs Obama, 47, the wife of United States president Barack Obama, fell seven spots to eighth this year. Photo gallery Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comme...

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