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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Is Time 'Person Of The Year'

Cover of Time magazine featuring Angela Merkel as Person of the Year

For the 88th consecutive year, Time Magazine has announced its “Person of the Year.” This year’s winner is German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel was chosen over finalists including Black Lives Matter, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Time magazine editor-at-large Karl Vick wrote the profile of Chancellor Merkel that accompanied the announcement. He speaks with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a meeting of the Bundestag, the German federal parliament, as its members discuss the country's 2016 budget on November 25, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. (Adam Berry/Getty Images)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a meeting of the Bundestag, the German federal parliament, as its members discuss the country's 2016 budget on November 25, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. (Adam Berry/Getty Images)