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Germany Getting First Female Chancellor

Posted by By DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press Writer on 2005/10/10 | Views: 295 |

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Germany Getting First Female Chancellor


Conservative leader Angela Merkel on Monday confirmed a coalition deal has been reached making her Germany's first female chancellor under the terms of a power-sharing agreement that would end Gerhard Schroeder's seven years in office.

Conservative leader Angela Merkel on Monday confirmed a coalition deal has been reached making her Germany's first female chancellor under the terms of a power-sharing agreement that would end Gerhard Schroeder's seven years in office.


The deal was "good and fair," Merkel said at a news conference, adding that the parties agreed that "there is no alternative to a reform course" for Germany.


The deal, which must still pass coalition negotiations on important details, gives her side six seats and the Schroeder's Social Democrats eight in a new Cabinet.

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