Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Minister of Defence
In office
17 July 2019 – 8 December 2021
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byUrsula von der Leyen
Succeeded byChristine Lambrecht
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
In office
7 December 2018 – 16 January 2021
DeputyVolker Bouffier
Julia Klöckner
Armin Laschet
Ursula von der Leyen
Thomas Strobl
Preceded byAngela Merkel
Succeeded byArmin Laschet
General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Union
In office
26 February 2018 – 7 December 2018
LeaderAngela Merkel
Preceded byPeter Tauber
Succeeded byPaul Ziemiak
Minister President of the Saarland
In office
10 August 2011 – 28 February 2018
DeputyChristoph Hartmann
Peter Jacoby (Acting)
Heiko Maas
Anke Rehlinger
Preceded byPeter Müller
Succeeded byTobias Hans
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union in the Saarland
In office
28 May 2011 – 19 October 2018
Landtag LeaderKlaus Meiser
Tobias Hans
Alexander Funk
Preceded byPeter Müller
Succeeded byTobias Hans
Member of the Landtag of Saarland
In office
5 September 1999 – 1 March 2018
ConstituencySaarbrücken (1999–2004)
Party list (2004–18)
Member of the Bundestag
In office
1 March 1998 – 26 October 1998
ConstituencyParty list
Personal details
Annegret Kramp

(1962-08-09) 9 August 1962 (age 61)
Völklingen, Saarbrücken, Saarland, West Germany (now Germany)
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
Helmut Karrenbauer (m. 1984)
Alma materSaarland University
University of Trier

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (born 9 August 1962), commonly referred to by her initials AKK,[1] is a German CDU politician. She was the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union from 2018 to 2021. She was chief minister of Saarland from 2011 to 2018,[2] making her the first woman to lead the government of Saarland and the fourth woman to head a German state government.

From February to December 2018, she was general secretary of the CDU.

She was elected CDU party leader on 7 December 2018 following Angela Merkel's retirement from that role.

On 10 February 2020, Kramp-Karrenbauer announced her resignation as Chairwoman of the CDU.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Angela Merkel Starts Grooming Successors, and One Stands Out, The New York Times
  2. Saarland. "Ministerpräsident -". Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  3. "Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Favourite to replace Merkel stands down". BBC. 10 February 2020.