The Tell: 5 things you don’t know about Germany’s Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats look set to cruise to a win in next month’s general election, meaning a lot of the buzz is just over which smaller parties might help with forming a coalition government.

Nonetheless — after last year’s surprise votes for Donald Trump in the U.S. and for Brexit in the U.K. — investors will pay attention as Germans head to the polls on Sept. 24.

And while Merkel is a known quantity after a dozen years in office, there are still some not-as-well-known facts about the chancellor, who ranks as the G7’s current longest-serving leader.

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