Susanne Hennig-Wellsow

German politician

Susanne Hennig-Wellsow (born Hennig on 13 October 1977) is a German politician who has been federal co-chairwoman of The Left since 2021.[1] She was member of the Landtag of Thuringia since 2004,[2] leader of the Thuringia branch of The Left since November 2013,[3][4] and leader of the state parliamentary group since December 2014.[5]

Susanne Hennig-Wellsow
Hennig-Wellsow in February 2021.
Chairwoman of The Left
Assumed office
27 February 2021
Serving with Janine Wissler
Preceded byBernd Riexinger
Leader of The Left in Thuringia
In office
17 November 2013 – 1 March 2021
DeputySteffen Dittes
Heike Werner
Preceded byKnut Korschewsky
Succeeded byHeike Werner & Steffen Dittes (interim)
Leader of The Left in the Landtag of Thuringia
In office
10 December 2014 – 3 March 2021
DeputyRonald Hande
Katja Mitteldorf
Preceded byBodo Ramelow
Succeeded bySteffen Dittes
Member of the Landtag of Thuringia
Assumed office
30 August 2009
Preceded byMichael Panse
ConstituencyErfurt II
Majority10,014 (32.7%)
In office
13 June 2004 – 30 August 2009
Personal details
Susanne Hennig

(1977-10-13) 13 October 1977 (age 46)
Demmin, East Germany
Political partyThe Left (2007–present)
PDS (before 2007)
ResidenceErfurt, Thuringia
Alma materUniversity of Erfurt

References change

  1. "Janine Wissler and Susanne Hennig-Wellsow are the new chairwomen of the Left". Der Spiegel. 27 February 2021.
  2. "Über mich".
  3. "Suhl November 2013". The Left Thuringia. Archived from the original on 2021-05-20. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  4. "Successful continuation of the Thuringian Way". The Left Thuringia. 1 March 2021. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  5. "Steffen Dittes elected chairman of The Left parliamentary group". Left Faction Thuringia. 6 March 2021. Archived from the original on 20 May 2021. Retrieved 20 May 2021.