TIME聽Magazine has named its Person of The Year and, wouldn鈥檛 you know, it鈥檚 an international #girlboss 鈥 only the fourth woman to earn the magazine鈥檚 annual distinction since 1927 (do better, Time) and the first in 29 years. Without further ado, this year鈥檚 TIME聽Person of the year is鈥


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel!

The article goes on to explain Merkel鈥檚 transition this year from a shrewd (if not always super-sparkly) pragmatist to Europe鈥檚 boldest and most fearless leader during a year that really tested the European Union as an entity. 2015 saw Merkel鈥檚 Germany lead in bailing Greece out of bankruptcy, welcoming Syrian refugees, and deploying troops in the fight against ISIS. In short, Merkel wielded a giant set of ovaries with moral and tactical prowess. Her battle cry of the year was聽鈥淲ir schaffen das鈥澛犫聽鈥淲e can do this.鈥

TIME put it this way: 鈥淔or 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鈥檚 Person of the Year.鈥

Go, Angela!

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