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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer lives with her family in Püttlingen. Kramp-Karrenbauer was born on August 9, 1962 in Völklingen. In 1982 she graduated from the Marie-Luise-Kaschnitz Gymnasium in the same place.

In 1982 she began her studies in law and political science at the universities in Trier and Saarbrücken. In 1990 she completed her studies with Magister Artium.

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From September 1999 to March 2018 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was a member of the Saarland Landtag. From 1999 to 2000 she held the post of parliamentary director of the CDU parliamentary group.

In 2000, she was appointed Minister of Interior and Sports, making her the first Minister of the Interior in the history of Germany.

On 10 August 2011, the Landtag des Saarlandes Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was elected Prime Minister. On February 11, 2012 Kramp-Karrenbauer was set up with 98 percent as a leading candidate for the upcoming state election, from which the CDU Saar emerged with 35.2 percent of the votes.

Kramp-Karrenbauer was also named as a leading candidate for the 2017 state elections. The CDU Saar also won this election – with 40.7 percent, well ahead of the SPD.

Best known to Germans as “AKK”, the even-tempered and unpretentious Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is so used to being compared to her mentor Chancellor Angela Merkel that she is unfazed by her “mini-Merkel” nickname. Kramp-Karrenbauer elected leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, replacing Merkel after 18 years, is the first to say she is no carbon copy of her famous predecessor.

Yet the devout Catholic and mum-of-three is more conservative on social issues like gay marriage, and has vowed a tougher line on migration as the party seeks to woo back voters lost to the far-right.

“I have my own mind and that has led to conflict with Angela Merkel,” Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told the Frankfurter Allgemeine daily.

“But I’m not about to artificially distance myself from her,” she added with trademark loyalty.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was widely seen as Angela Merkel’s chosen heir.

She married Helmut Karrenbauer in 1984, the same year she started her studies in law and political science.

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The couple have three children and AKK has paid tribute to her husband for being a stay-at-home father so she could climb the career ladder.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was born on 9th August 1962 in Völklingen; Roman Catholic; married; three children

Professional Background:

  • 1969 to 1973 Elementary school Viktoria in Püttlingen
  • 1973 to 1982 Marie-Luise-Kaschnitz High School in Völklingen
  • 1982 High School
  • 1982 to 1990 Studied law and political science at the Universities of Trier and Saarbrücken

Political Career:

  • 1981 Entry into the CDU
  • 1981 Member of the Women’s Union
  • 1984 to 2000 and
  • 2009 to 2011 Member of City Council Püttlingen
  • 1989 Member of the CDA
  • 1989 to 1994 and
  • 1999 to 2000 Minister of the city of Püttlingen
  • 1991 to 1998 Policy and Planning Officer of the CDU Saar
  • 1998 to 2011 Chairman CDU city association Püttlingen
  • 1998 Member of the German Bundestag
  • 1999 to 2000 Parliamentary director of the CDU parliamentary group
  • 1999 to 2012 National chairman of the Women’s Union
  • 1999 to 2018 Member of the Landtag
  • 2000 to 2004 Minister for Home Affairs and Sport (first Minister of the Interior of Germany)
  • Since 2003 Deputy Federal Chairman of the Women’s Union
  • 2003 to 2011 Deputy State Chairman of the CDU Saar
  • 2004 to 2007 Minister for Home Affairs, Family, Women and Sports in Saarland
  • 2007 to 2009 Minister for Education, Women, Family and Culture in Saarland
  • 2009 to 2011 Minister for Labor, Family, Prevention, Social Affairs and Sport in Saarland
  • 2010 to 2012 Chair of the CDU Federal Expert Committee “Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth”
  • since 2010 Member of the presidium of the CDU Germany
  • 2011 to 2012 Minister of Justice in Saarland
  • Since 2011 Member of the Federal Executive of the CDU Germany
  • 2011 to 2018 Prime Minister of the Saarland
  • 2012 to 2018 Minister of Science and Research
  • Since 2018 Secretary General of the CDU Germany

– Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer Biography and Profile (Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer)

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