Dietmar Bartsch

German politician

Dietmar Gerhard Bartsch (born 31 March 1958) is a German politician. He has been the co-chair of The Left parliamentary group in the Bundestag since 2015.

Dietmar Bartsch
Bartsch on 9 June 2018 (Sandro Halank)
Chairman of The Left in the Bundestag
Assumed office
13 October 2015
Serving with Sahra Wagenknecht (2015–2019)
Amira Mohamed Ali (2019–present)
Preceded byGregor Gysi
Member of the Bundestag for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Assumed office
18 October 2005
In office
26 October 1998 – 17 October 2002
ConstituencyThe Left list
Federal Managing Officer of the PDS
In office
Succeeded byUwe Hiksch
In office
Federal Managing Officer of The Left
In office
Succeeded byCaren Lay
Werner Dreibus
Treasurer of The Left
In office
Treasurer of the PDS
In office
Personal details
Dietmar Bartsch

(1958-03-31) 31 March 1958 (age 65)
Stralsund, East Germany (present-day Germany)
Political partyThe Left
Other political
PDS (1990–2007)
SED (1977–1990)

He has been a member of the Bundestag since 2005, and previously served from 1998 to 2002. He has been the federal co-lead candidate for his party three times: 2002, 2017, and 2021.[1]

References change

  1. "Wissler/Bartsch named as top duo". Tagesschau (in German). 10 May 2021.