Wolfgang Schäuble

German politician (CDU), President of the Bundestag

Wolfgang Schäuble ([ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈʃɔʏblə] born 18 September 1942) is a German lawyer and politician. He is a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). His political career has spanned more than forty years.

Wolfgang Schäuble
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13th President of the Bundestag
Assumed office
24 October 2017
Preceded byNorbert Lammert
Federal Minister of Finance
In office
28 October 2009 – 24 October 2017
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byPeer Steinbrück
Succeeded byPeter Altmaier (Acting)
Federal Minister of the Interior
In office
22 November 2005 – 27 October 2009
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Preceded byOtto Schily
Succeeded byThomas de Maizière
In office
21 April 1989 – 26 November 1991
ChancellorHelmut Kohl
Preceded byFriedrich Zimmermann
Succeeded byRudolf Seiters
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
In office
7 November 1998 – 16 February 2000
Preceded byHelmut Kohl
Succeeded byAngela Merkel
Leader of the CDU/CSU Group in the Bundestag
In office
25 November 1991 – 29 February 2000
Preceded byAlfred Dregger
Succeeded byFriedrich Merz
Chancellery Chief of Staff
In office
15 November 1984 – 21 April 1989
ChancellorHelmut Kohl
Preceded byWaldemar Schreckenberger
Succeeded byRudolf Seiters
Federal Minister for Special Affairs
In office
15 November 1984 – 21 April 1989
Preceded byEgon Bahr
Succeeded byRudolf Seiters
Member of the Bundestag
for Offenburg
Assumed office
19 November 1972
Preceded byHans Furler
Personal details
Born (1942-09-18) 18 September 1942 (age 77)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
Spouse(s)Ingeborg Schäuble (1969–present)
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Freiburg
University of Hamburg
WebsiteOfficial website

On 27 September 2017 the CDU/CSU group in the Bundestag announced Schäuble’s nomination as President of the Bundestag[1] and assumed office on 24 October 2017.

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