Guido Westerwelle

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Guido Westerwelle (2010)

Dr. Guido Westerwelle (born 27 December 1961) is a German politician. He was born in Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalia. He was Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor of Germany.

Westerwelle was a an attorney before he became a politician. From 1994 to 2001 he was secretary general of the German liberal party, the Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP). In 2001 he became the leader of the party.

He is also the leader of the FDP parliamentary group and from 1999 to 2005 was head of the opposition in the German Bundestag.

He is openly gay and is in a civil partnership with sports manager Michael Mronz.[1]

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