Martin Schulz (born 20 December 1955) is a German Social Democratic (SPD) politician. He was the President of the European Parliament from 2012 to 2017. From March 2017 to February 2018, he served as the Chairman of the Social Democratic Party.
|Chairman of the Social Democratic Party|
19 March 2017 – 13 February 2018
|Preceded by||Sigmar Gabriel|
|Succeeded by||Olaf Scholz (Acting)|
|25th President of the European Parliament|
17 January 2012 – 17 January 2017
|Preceded by||Jerzy Buzek|
|Succeeded by||Antonio Tajani|
|Leader of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats|
5 July 2004 – 17 January 2012
|Preceded by||Enrique Barón Crespo|
|Succeeded by||Hannes Swoboda|
|Member of the European Parliament|
19 July 1994 – 10 February 2017
|Born||20 December 1955|
Hehlrath, West Germany
(now Eschweiler, Germany)
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
Before to his Presidency of the European Parliament, he was the leader of its Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats group. Elected as European Parliament President in 2012, Schulz was re-elected on 1 July 2014. On 17 January 2017, he was succeeded by Antonio Tajani of the EPP.
German chancellorship nominationEdit
In November 2016, he announced he would not seek a third term, but instead would stand in 2017 as the SPD candidate for the German Chancellorship. In January 2017, Schultz became the official SDP candidate for the German Chancellorship. He lost the election to Angela Merkel.
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