Armin Laschet

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Armin Laschet
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Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Assumed office
16 January 2021
DeputySilvia Breher
Volker Bouffier
Julia Klöckner
Thomas Strobl
Preceded byAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia
Assumed office
27 June 2017
DeputyJoachim Stamp
Preceded byHannelore Kraft
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union in North Rhine-Westphalia
Assumed office
20 June 2012
DeputyRalph Brinkhaus
Karl-Josef Laumann
Jan Heinisch
Ina Scharrenbach
Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker
General SecretaryBodo Löttgen
Josef Hovenjürgen
Preceded byNorbert Röttgen
Deputy Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Assumed office
5 December 2012
LeaderAngela Merkel
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Preceded byNorbert Röttgen
Minister for Generations, Family, Women and Integration of North Rhine-Westphalia
In office
22 May 2005 – 15 July 2010
Minister PresidentJürgen Rüttgers
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Member of the
Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia
for Aachen II
Assumed office
14 May 2017
Preceded byDaniela Jansen
Member of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia
In office
9 May 2010 – 14 May 2017
ConstituencyCDU State List
Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
In office
13 June 1999 – 24 June 2005
ConstituencyCountry Wide Party List
Member of the Bundestag
for Aachen I
In office
16 October 1994 – 27 September 1998
Preceded byHans Stercken
Succeeded byUlla Schmidt
Personal details
Born (1961-02-19) 19 February 1961 (age 60)
Aachen, West Germany
(now in Germany)
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
Spouse(s)Susanne Laschet
Alma materUniversity of Munich,
University of Bonn

Armin Laschet (born 18 February 1961) is a German politician. He has been the current Minister-president of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia since 27 June 2017. On 16 January 2021, he was elected Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), replacing Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

In February 2020, Laschet announced his candidacy for Christian Democratic Union of Germany leader in the 2021 leadership election.[1] He won the leadership race on 16 January 2021 after beating Friedrich Merz in the second round.

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Double-Act That Wants to Take Over Germany". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2020-02-26.