Jens Spahn

German politician

Jens Spahn (born 16 May 1980) is a German politician. He is the Federal Minister of Health since March 2018. He is a member of the lower house of the federal parliament, the Bundestag as a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU).

Jens Spahn
Minister of Health
Assumed office
14 March 2018
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byHermann Gröhe
Parliamentary Secretary of State for Finance
In office
3 July 2015 – 14 March 2018
ChancellorAngela Merkel
MinisterWolfgang Schäuble
Peter Altmaier (acting)
Preceded bySteffen Kampeter
Succeeded byChristine Lambrecht
Member of the Bundestag
for Steinfurt I and Borken I
Assumed office
22 September 2002
Preceded byConstituency established
Personal details
Born (1980-05-16) 16 May 1980 (age 43)
Ahaus, West Germany
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
Spouse(s)Daniel Funke
Alma materUniversity of Hagen

In October 2018, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her retirement for the CDU party leadership. Spahn announced his intention to stand for election as her successor in December 2018.[1]

References change

  1. "Merz will CDU-Chef werden: „Wir brauchen in der Union Aufbruch und Erneuerung"". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (in German). ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 30 October 2018.