The “most important folders are ready”, but the date and publisher are not yet there. Meanwhile, on her first day of rest, she showed up at the office from 8 to 16
The question “what will Angela Merkel do at the end of her mandate?”, Which has been bouncing everywhere for months, already has an answer: Angela Merkel will write her autobiography. To be precise, he’s already writing it. This was revealed to Spiegel by Beate Baumann, head of office, right-hand man, adviser and confidant of the chancellor who has just finished her post as political leader of Germany.
Baumann, who has worked with Angela Merkel since 1992, when the future Chancellor was the Minister for Equal Opportunities and Youth in Helmut Kohl’s fourth government, speaks with knowledge of the facts, as she will be co-author of the book which is already underway. advanced as regards the drafting: “the most important files are ready,” he told the weekly. No journalists, no ghostwriters, no contributions from historians, for what will be a pure political biography, not the life story of the “Mädchen” (“girl”) protected by Kohl who then became the most powerful woman in the world, like the ‘has crowned Forbes several times.
“The chancellor doesn’t want to tell her whole life. He wants to explain in his own words the central political decisions in his office, “says Baumann, a figure known for discretion and integrity in her collaboration with Merkel, adding that the project will require two or three years of work and that it is not yet complete. ‘is the publisher for the publication. Asked several times about what she intended to do at the end of her chancellorship, the powerful leader who has just handed over the reins of the country to Olaf Scholz has always remained speechless about her future plans. “I want to calmly reflect on what I want to do in the next phase of my life,” he said in September at a public meeting at a theater in Düsseldorf in a joint interview with Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. “I want to write, I want to talk, I want to go hiking, I want to stay at home, I want to see the world? I have decided that I will do nothing to begin with and then I will see what happens. ” Meanwhile, what was the first woman to reach the political summit in Germany did not rest even for 24 hours. As Bild reported, yesterday, on what should have been her first day off, she went to her new office at 8.20am and stayed there until 4pm.
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