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For being this year’s go-to world leader as she bailed out Greece, kept tabs on Putin, and kept her country’s borders open to over a million refugees, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year 2015. Raised behind the Berlin Wall and now fulfilling her tenth year of office, Merkel is the first individual woman to be named Person of the Year since 1986.
“For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is ‘Time’s Person of the Year’.”
– Nancy Gibbs, Managing Editor for TIME
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