Annalena Baerbock is the most talked-about politician in Germany at the moment. Enrolling in politics in 2005, along with Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen (Green Party), the young politician was nominated in the parliamentary elections of September 26, 2021.
At the age of 40, Annalena Baerbock grew up in a village south of Hanover. To go to school, he took the bus to the city for about 2 hours every school day.
As a teenager, she trained intensely to perform in a lesser-known sport: trampoline jumping. Perseverance allowed her to win three bronze medals at the national championships, but she stopped because she dreamed of becoming a war reporter.
She also played football, a sport she still practices in her spare time, but Annalena Baerbock chose a political career when the opportunity arose to do an internship within the Green Party.
In 2008, Annalena Baerbock was elected to the party's board of directors, the Brandenburg branch. A year later, she would become chairman of the board, a position she held until 2013. In 2018, the politician Annalena Baerbock made an impression at a party conference, where she was elected co-chair of the Green Party.
Annalena Baerbock is very vocal in accelerating measures to reduce pollutant emissions and advocates for the elimination of coal as an energy source. At the same time, she believes that some of the biggest dangers today are the growing popularity of far-right politics.
It should be noted that Angela Merkel (66 years old) is not on her party's list of candidates for a new chancellor's term. The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) elected new leadership in January and will announce a joint candidate with the Christian Social Union in Bavaria.