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Wolfgang Schmidt

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Wolfgang Schmidt
Schmidt in 2023
Head of the Chancellery
Minister for Special Affairs
Assumed office
8 December 2021
ChancellorOlaf Scholz
Preceded byHelge Braun
State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance
In office
14 March 2018 – 8 December 2021
Serving with Werner Gatzer, Rolf Bösinger, Jörg Kukies
ChancellorAngela Merkel
MinisterOlaf Scholz
Preceded by
Succeeded by
  • Steffen Saebisch
  • Werner Gatzer
  • Luise Hölscher
Counselor of State of the State Chancellery of Hamburg
Representative for Federal Affairs
In office
7 March 2011 – 28 March 2018
First MayorOlaf Scholz
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAnnette Tabbara
Personal details
Born
Wolfgang Schmidt

(1970-09-23) 23 September 1970 (age 53)
Hamburg, West Germany
Political partySocial Democratic Party (1989–)
Children2
Alma mater
Occupation
  • Spindoctor
  • Lawyer
  • Political Staffer
  • Civil Servant
WebsiteOfficial Government website

Wolfgang Schmidt (German pronunciation: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈʃmɪt]; born (1970-09-23)23 September 1970) is a German politician and jurist. He has been the Federal Minister for Special Affairs, Head of the Chancellery and Commissioner for the Federal Intelligence Services since 2021

Schmidt has been a close ally and friend of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.[1]

References

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  1. "Das sind die SPD-Kabinettsmitglieder: Zwei Überraschungen, ein Spin-Doktor und ein Publikumsliebling". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). 6 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021.