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President of Germany


Christian WulffChristian Wulff

Date of Birth: 19 June 1959
Birth Place: Osnabruck, Germany
Political Party: Christian Democratic Union
Arrival in Power: 30 June 2010
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Lawyer, Politician

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Christian Wulff was born in Osnabruck, Germany, in 1959. He is the current President of Germany. He obtained a law degree from the university of Osnabruck. He has been a member of the Christian Democratic Union since 1975, when he joined as a teen. In 2003 he became the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony. He held this post until he was elected as the new President of Germany in June 2010. He resigned in February 2012 following a corruption scandal.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Wulff

Updated on: February 18, 2012

 

 

Chancellor of Germany


Jens BohrnsenAngela Merkel

Date of Birth: 17 July 1954
Birth Place: Hamburg, Germany
Political Party: Christian Democratic Union
Arrival in Power: 22 November 2005
Religion: Lutherian
Profession: Lutherian

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Angela Merkel was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1954. She is the current Prime Minister or Chancellor of Germany and also the first woman to hold this post. She was educated at the University of Leipzig. Before joining politics she was a university researcher. She ran in her first elections following the reunification of both Germanys, in 1990 she was thus elected to the Bundestag. Eventually she rose to become the leader of her political party the Christian Democratic Union. Her coalition was able to form the government following the 2005 elections. She formed a second government following the 2009 elections.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Merkel

Updated on: December 18, 2011

 

 

Former President of Germany


Jens BohrnsenJens Bohrnsen

Date of Birth: 12 June 1949
Birth Place: Bremen, Germany
Political Party: Social Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 31 May 2010
Religion: aa
Profession: Lawyer, Politician

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Jens Bohrnsen was born in Bremen, Germany, in 1949. He is the current President of Germany. He obtained a law degree from the university of Kiel. He served as a judge, before becoming the Mayor of Bremen. He became the President of Germany on May 31st following Horst Koehler's resignation.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jens_B%C3%B6hrnsen

Updated on: December 18, 2011