The Time magazine today announced that the German Chancellor Angela Merkel is it’s “Person of the Year 2015”. Founder of Uber, the $62.5bn ride-sharing app that has been met with both resistance and enthusiasm; Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Isis terror cell; Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump were also competed for the honor. But at last merkel won the title for her leadership during Europe`s debt, refugee and migrant crises , as well as Russia`s intervention in Ukraine .

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Time also cited Merkel’s strong response to “Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine” and on its cover called her “Chancellor of the Free World.” .

She’s the first individual woman to be recognized since 1986. In the years 2002 (The Whistleblowers) and in 2005 (The Good Samaritans) women share this award with other people.

What is this Times Person of the Year ?

Yearly the Time magazine pics a person who had the greatest impact on the world, for good or bad, during the entire year and publishes an annual issue featuring that person. This tradtion was started in the year 1927. Earlier they used to call it as “Man of the Year”. In the year 1999 the title was changed to “Person of the year”.

Mahatma Gandhi featured as Times Person of the year for the year 1930.

Last year’s winner : Time magazine today named as its “Person of the Year 2014” the Medics treating the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 6,300 people, paying tribute to their courage and mercy.

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