14 years of Merkel, but who are the EU's other long-serving leaders?
On Friday 22 November, Angela Merkel reached 14 years as the leader of Germany. That's 5,113 days, an extraordinary length of time, and more than twice as long as 25 of the other 27 European Union leaders.
Viktor Orban is the EU's second-longest serving leader: having been elected in May 2010, he reached 3,464 days on 22 November. Not far behind him is Netherlands PM Mark Rutte, on 3,326 days.
At the other end of the scale is Ludovic Orban, who became Romania's prime minister on 4 November 2019, with other newcomers including Belgium's Sophie Wilmes and the UK's Boris Johnson.
For details on every leader in the EU's 28 - including the two major Mediterranean leaders elected within a day of each other - see the video above.