'Eternal' chancellor: Germany's Merkel prepares to leave the stage

German chancellor Angela Merkel, the outgoing German Chancellor was the first woman, the first East German to hold the office. 

Photo credit: Pool | Nation Media Group

She was called "the leader of the free world" as authoritarian populists were on the march in Europe and the United States, but Angela Merkel is wrapping up a historic 16 years in power with an uncertain legacy at home and abroad.

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