German chancellor Angela Merkel is Time's 'Person of the Year'
Dec 9, Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named as "Person of the Year" by time Magazine. The magazine cited her role in Europe's crises over migration and Greek debt.
Editor of the magazine Nancy Gibbs wrote that Merkel had provided steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply.
According to the magazine, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was named runner-up and third place went to US presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Gibbs wrote of Merkel: "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'."
"Each time Merkel stepped in, Germany would bail Greece out, on her strict terms. It would welcome refugees as casualties of radical Islamist savagery, not carriers of it,” Gibbs said citing the refugee and Greek economic crises, along with the Paris terror attacks.
The Oslo Times