Janine Wissler

German politician (born 1981)

Janine Wissler (natively spelled Wißler;[1] born 23 May 1981) is a German politician who has been co-chairwoman of The Left since 2021.[2]

Janine Wissler
Wissler in February 2021
Chairwoman of The Left
Assumed office
27 February 2021
Preceded byKatja Kipping
Leader of The Left in the Landtag of Hesse
Assumed office
3 February 2009
Serving with Willi van Ooyen (until 18 Jan. 2014)
DeputyMarjana Schott
Jan Schalauske
Deputy Leader of The Left
In office
10 May 2014 – 27 February 2021
Deputy Leader of The Left in the Landtag of Hesse
In office
5 April 2008 – 2 February 2009
LeaderWilli van Ooyen
Member of the Landtag of Hesse
Assumed office
27 January 2008
Personal details
Janine Wißler

(1981-05-23) 23 May 1981 (age 43)
Langen, Hesse, West Germany (now Germany)
Political partyThe Left (2007–present)
WASG (before 2007)

She was member of the Landtag of Hesse since 2008 and leader of the state parliamentary group since 2009, including as sole leader since 2014, as well as deputy leader of the federal party since 2014.[3][4] She is one of The Left's lead candidates for the 2021 German federal election, alongside Dietmar Bartsch.[5]


  1. Janine Wissler: Tweet from 25 February 2018, 14:34. In: Twitter. 25 February 2018, accessed on 15 October 2020: “In the identity card, there is a ß in the name field and a double S at the bottom, because there was no capital ß. In times of internet and e-mail it is difficult to have a ß in a name and I use the double S notation so that it is consistent with the website and e-mail."
  2. "Janine Wissler and Susanne Hennig-Wellsow are the new chairwomen of the Left". Der Spiegel. 27 February 2021.
  3. "About me". Die Linke Frankfurt.
  4. "Janine Wissler". Landtag of Hesse. Archived from the original on 2022-07-15. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  5. "Left: Wissler and Bartsch become top candidates for federal election". RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (in German). 2 May 2021.

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