Horst Seehofer

German politician (CSU) and Federal Minister of the Interior

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.[1]

Horst Seehofer
Seehofer in 2012
Federal Minister of the Interior, Building and Community
In office
14 March 2018 – 8 December 2021
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byThomas de Maizière (Interior)
Succeeded byNancy Faeser (Interior and Community)
Klara Geywitz (Housing, Urban Development and Building)
Leader of the Christian Social Union
In office
25 October 2008 – 19 January 2019
General SecretaryKarl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
Alexander Dobrindt
Andreas Scheuer
Markus Blume
Preceded byErwin Huber
Succeeded byMarkus Söder
Head of State 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
Minister President of Bavaria
In office
27 October 2008 – 13 March 2018
DeputyMartin Zeil
Ilse Aigner
Preceded byGünther Beckstein
Succeeded byMarkus Söder
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
for Ingolstadt
In office
4 November 1980 – 27 October 2008
Preceded byKarl Heinz Gierenstein
Succeeded byReinhard Brandl
Member of the Landtag of Bavaria
for Neuburg-Schrobenhausen
In office
7 October 2013 – 30 April 2018
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byMatthias Enghuber
Personal details
Horst Lorenz Seehofer

(1949-07-04) 4 July 1949 (age 74)
Ingolstadt, Bavaria, West Germany
Political partyChristian Social Union
Spouse(s)Karin Seehofer
WebsiteOfficial website

References change

  1. "Germany's Seehofer, Merkel Ally, Elected Bavarian State Premier". Bloomberg. 2008-10-27. Retrieved 2011-07-09.