Germany’s Angela Merkel tops Forbes list of most powerful women

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped Forbes’ list of world most powerful women for the seventh time in a row.

The magazine named Merkel the world most powerful woman on Thursday making it the 11th time she would hold the title in the 21st century.

“Once again, Merkel tops the list. As the de facto leader of the struggling European coalition, Merkel this year won a hard-fought election that saw the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party creep into the Bundestag,” Forbes wrote.

“She’ll have to continue to hold tight to the EU rudder as she faces oncoming storms from Brexit and the growing anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe. She’s working from a position of strength though as Germany’s economy continues to grow.”

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, took second place in the ranking, while Hillary Clinton, who was ranked the world’s second-most powerful woman in 2016, fell to 63rd place after her election defeat to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, who has been serving as a White House advisor in his administration, ranked 19th on the list, while the U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, came in 43rd.

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