The most significant policy 2020, the Germans named Merkel and Putin

opinion polls in Germany showed that the most influential actors in addressing global challenges in the coming 2020 will be the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to Welt am Sonntag.

According to research conducted by YouGov among the people of Germany, to the question “which politician will play the most significant role in the resolution of international challenges,” most respondents said Merkel (22%) and Putin (20%). Next, in descending order, the respondents named the President of France Emmanuel Makron, the American leader of Donald trump, the head of the European Commission Ursula von Leyen Affairs and Chinese leader XI Jinping.

that choice was given to respondents is quite difficult, evidenced by the fact that almost a third of respondents were unable to choose one from the list of politicians. While 55% of respondents wanted Germany to play a more active role in foreign policy.

Earlier Vladimir Putin has been ranked among the top 50 politicians that shaped the decade.