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Sahra Wagenknecht

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Sahra Wagenknecht

Wagenknecht in 2019
Leader of the Opposition
In office
12 October 2015 – 24 October 2017
Serving with Dietmar Bartsch
Preceded byGregor Gysi
Succeeded byAlice Weidel
Alexander Gauland
Leader of The Left in the Bundestag
In office
12 October 2015 – 12 November 2019
Serving with Dietmar Bartsch
Chief WhipJan Korte
DeputySevim Dağdelen
Caren Lay
Preceded byGregor Gysi
Succeeded byDietmar Bartsch
Amira Mohamed Ali
Member of the Bundestag
for North Rhine-Westphalia
Assumed office
27 October 2009
Preceded bymulti-member district
ConstituencyThe Left List
Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
In office
20 July 2004 – 14 July 2009
Preceded bymulti-member district
Succeeded bymulti-member district
ConstituencyParty of Democratic Socialism List
Personal details
Sarah Wagenknecht

(1969-07-16) 16 July 1969 (age 54)
Jena, East Germany (now Germany)
Political partyBündnis Sahra Wagenknecht (since 2023)
Other political
The Left (2007–2023)
Party of Democratic Socialism (1989–2007)
Socialist Unity Party of Germany (1989)
EducationUniversity of Groningen
TU Chemnitz
  • Politician
  • publicist
  • author

Sahra Wagenknecht (born Sarah Wagenknecht; German pronunciation: [ˌzaːʁa ˈvaːɡŋ̍ˌknɛçt]; 16 July 1969) is a German politician, economist, author, and publicist. Since 2009 she has been a member of the Bundestag, where until 2023 she represented The Left. From 2015 to 2019, she served as that party's parliamentary co-chair. She left the party on 23 October 2023 to found her own party, Bündnis Sahra Wagenknecht.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Henley, Jon (23 October 2023). "German firebrand politician quits far-left Die Linke to set up her own party". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 October 2023. Retrieved 31 October 2023.