Horst Seehofer

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Horst Seehofer
Prime Minister of Bavaria
In office
27 October 2008 – 13 March 2018
DeputyIlse Aigner (since 2013)[1]
Martin Zeil (2008–2013)[2]
Preceded byGünther Beckstein
Succeeded byMarkus Söder
President of Germany
In office
17 February 2012 – 18 March 2012
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byChristian Wulff
Succeeded byJoachim Gauck
President of the Bundesrat
In office
1 November 2011 – 31 October 2012
Preceded byHannelore Kraft
Succeeded byWinfried Kretschmann
Chairman of the Christian Social Union
Assumed office
25 October 2008
Preceded byErwin Huber
Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
In office
22 November 2005 – 27 October 2008
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byRenate Künast
Succeeded byIlse Aigner
Federal Minister of Health
In office
6 May 1992 – 26 October 1998
ChancellorHelmut Kohl
Preceded byGerda Hasselfeldt
Succeeded byAndrea Fischer
Member of the Bundestag
In office
Succeeded byReinhard Brandl
Personal details
Born (1949-07-04) 4 July 1949 (age 72)
Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany
Political partyChristian Social Union
Spouse(s)Karin Seehofer

Horst Lorenz Seehofer (born 4 July 1949 in Ingolstadt) is a German conservative politician (CSU). He was the Federal Minister for Health and Social Security from 1992 to 1998 and the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection from 2005 to 2008. In October 2008 he became chairman of the CSU and Minister-President of Bavaria. In 2011/12 he served as President of the Bundesrat.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. de:Kabinett Seehofer II
  2. de:Kabinett Seehofer I
  3. "Germany's Seehofer, Merkel Ally, Elected Bavarian State Premier". Bloomberg. 2008-10-27. Retrieved 2011-07-09.