Norbert Röttgen

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Norbert Röttgen
Norbert Röttgen in 2012
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Assumed office
15 January 2014
DeputyFranz Thönnes
Daniela De Ridder
Preceded byRuprecht Polenz
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
In office
28 October 2009 – 16 May 2012
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded bySigmar Gabriel
Succeeded byPeter Altmaier
Deputy Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
In office
15 November 2010 – 5 December 2012
LeaderAngela Merkel
Preceded byRoland Koch
Succeeded byArmin Laschet
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union in North Rhine-Westphalia
In office
6 November 2010 – 13 May 2012
DeputyUrsula Heinen-Esser
Armin Laschet
Karl-Josef Laumann
Michaela Noll
Sven Volmering
General SecretaryOliver Wittke
Preceded byJürgen Rüttgers
Succeeded byArmin Laschet
Chief Whip of the CDU/CSU Group in the Bundestag
In office
25 January 2005 – 26 October 2009
LeaderVolker Kauder
Preceded byVolker Kauder
Succeeded byPeter Altmaier
Member of the Bundestag
for Rhein-Sieg-Kreis II
Assumed office
16 October 1994
Preceded byFranz Möller
Personal details
Born (1965-07-02) 2 July 1965 (age 58)
Meckenheim, West Germany
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
Spouse(s)Ebba Herfs-Röttgen
Alma materUniversity of Bonn

Norbert Röttgen (born 2 July 1965) is a German lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He was Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2009 to May 2012.

In February 2020, Röttgen announced his candidacy for Christian Democratic Union of Germany leader in the 2021 leadership election.[1] He was eliminated in the first round of voting on 15 January 2021.

References[change | change source]

  1. SPIEGEL, DER (18 February 2020). "Norbert Röttgen kandidiert für den CDU-Vorsitz - DER SPIEGEL - Politik". Der Spiegel (in German). Retrieved 2020-02-26.