Katja Kipping

German politician

Katja Kipping (born 18 January 1978) is a German politician. She was the Chairperson of The Left and a member of the Bundestag (German Parliament).[1][2]

Katja Kipping
Katja Kipping in 2018
Leader of Die Linke
In office
2 June 2012 – 27 February 2021
Serving with Bernd Riexinger
Preceded byGesine Lötzsch
Succeeded byJanine Wissler
Member of the Bundestag
for Saxony
Assumed office
18 September 2005
ConstituencyThe Left list
Member of the Landtag of Saxony
In office
Member of the Dresden City Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1978-01-18) 18 January 1978 (age 46)
Dresden, East Germany
Political partyThe Left (2007–present)
PDS (1998–2007)
Alma materDresden University of Technology

On 10 May 2014 she was reelected, along with Bernd Riexinger, as chairperson of The Left by a national party conference.[3]

Since 2005, Kipping has been a member of the German Parliament for The Left party. She was listed as the lead candidate on the state-level party list in Saxony.


  1. Kipping und Riexinger führen tief zerstrittene Linke Spiegel Online, 2 June 2012. Accessed on 3 June 2012
  2. Wahl des Parteivorstandes Archived 2013-05-15 at the Wayback Machine. Die Linke, 2 June 2012. Accessed on 3 June 2012