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Franz Müntefering
Franz Müntefering
Franz Müntefering
([fʁants ˈmʏntəˌfeʁɪŋ] ( listen); born 16 January 1940) is a German politician and industrial manager. He was Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) from 2004 to 2005 and again from 18 October 2008 to 13 November 2009. He served as Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as Vice-Chancellor, from 2005 to 2007.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Political career 3 Political positions 4 Life after politics 5 Controversy 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Müntefering was born in Neheim
Neheim
(now part of Arnsberg). He trained as an industrial salesman and worked for local metalwork companies.[1] Political career[edit] Müntefering joined the SPD in 1966
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Social Democratic Party Of Germany
Progressive Alliance European Parliament
European Parliament
group Progressive Alliance
Progressive Alliance
of Socialists and DemocratsColors      RedBundestag153 / 709Bundesrat20 / 69State Parliaments516 / 1,821European Parliament27 / 96Prime Ministers of States7 / 16Websitewww.spd.dePolitics of Germany Political parties ElectionsThe Social Democratic Party of Germany
Germany
(German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, SPD) is a social-democratic[4][5][6] political party in Germany. The party, led by acting Chairman Olaf Scholz
Olaf Scholz
since 2018, has become one of the two major contemporary political parties in Germany, along with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
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Bundestag
Government (399)Union (246)     CDU (200)      CSU (46)     SPD (153)Opposition parties (310)     AfD (92)      FDP (80)      The Left (69)      The Greens (67)      Non-inscrits (2)[a]ElectionsVoting system Mixed-member proportional representation
Mixed-member proportional representation
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Landtag Of North Rhine-Westphalia
A Landtag
Landtag
(State Diet) is a representative assembly (parliament) in German-speaking countries with legislative authority and competence over a federated state (Land). Landtage assemblies are the legislative bodies for the individual states of Germany
Germany
and states of Austria, and have authority to legislate in non-federal matters for the regional area. Likewise, the Landtag of South Tyrol
Landtag of South Tyrol
(Italian: Consiglio della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano) is the legislature of the autonomous province of South Tyrol
South Tyrol
in northeast Italy
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New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times
(sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City
New York City
with worldwide influence and readership.[6][7][8] Founded in 1851, the paper has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.[9][10] As of September 2016, it had the largest combined print-and-digital circulation of any daily newspaper in the United States.[11] The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation. The paper is owned by The New York Times
The New York Times
Company, which is publicly traded but primarily controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.[12] It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G
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Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street
Wall Street
Journal is an American business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp. The newspaper is published in the broadsheet format and online. The Wall Street
Wall Street
Journal is the largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. According to News Corp, in their June 2017 10-K Filing with the SEC, the Journal had a circulation of about 2.277 million copies (including nearly 1,270,000 digital subscriptions) as of June 2017[update],[2] compared with USA Today's 1.7 million. The newspaper has won 40 Pulitzer Prizes through 2017[3] and derives its name from Wall Street
Wall Street
in the heart of the Financial District of Lower Manhattan
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Financial Times
The Financial Times
Financial Times
(FT) is a Japanese-owned, English-language international daily newspaper with a special emphasis on business and economic news. The paper was founded in 1888 by James Sheridan and Horatio Bottomley, and merged in 1945 with its closest rival, the Financial News (which had been founded in 1884). The Financial Times
Financial Times
has an average daily readership of 2.2 million people worldwide (PwC audited figures, November 2011). FT.com has 4.5 million registered users and over 285,000 digital subscribers, as well as 600,000 paying users. FT Chinese has more than 1.7 million registered users.[2] The world editions of the Financial Times
Financial Times
newspaper had a combined average daily circulation of 234,193 copies (88,000 for the UK edition) in January 2014.[3] In February 2014 the combined sale of the world editions of the Financial Times was 224,000 copies
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President Of Germany
The Federal President of Germany, officially the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
(German: Bundespräsident der Bundesrepublik Deutschland),[1] is the head of state of Germany. Germany
Germany
has a parliamentary system of government in which the Chancellor is the nation's leading political figure and de facto chief executive. However, the President, while not the chief executive post, has a more than merely ceremonial role
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Federal Convention (Germany)
The Federal Convention, also known as the Federal Assembly (German: Bundesversammlung), is a special constitutional body in the political and federal institutional system of Germany, convened solely for the purpose of electing the President of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundespräsident), either every five years or within 30 days of the premature termination of a presidential term. The Federal Convention mirrors the aggregated majority situation of the Bundestag
Bundestag
and the parliaments of the 16 German federal states. The Basic Law mandates that a maximum of three votes can be held. On the first two rounds, a candidate must receive an absolute majority of delegates to be elected. After that, in the third round, a plurality of all delegates voting is sufficient for election to the office of Federal President
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Herbert Wehner
Herbert Richard Wehner (11 July 1906 – 19 January 1990) was a German politician. A former member of the Communist Party, he joined the Social Democrats (SPD) after World War II. He served as Federal Minister of Intra-German Relations
Minister of Intra-German Relations
from 1966 to 1969 and thereafter as chairman of the SPD parliamentary group in the Bundestag
Bundestag
until 1983. During his tenure in the Bundestag
Bundestag
from 1949 to 1983, Wehner became (in-)famous for his caustic rhetoric and heckling style, often hurling personal insults at MPs with whom he disagreed. He holds the record for official censures (77 by one count, 78 or 79 by others) handed down by the presiding officer. Life[edit] Herbert Wehner
Herbert Wehner
was born in Dresden, the son of a shoemaker. His father was active in his trade union and a member of the Social Democratic Party
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Witten/Herdecke University
Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H) is a private, state-recognized non-profit university in Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was the first German private institution of higher education to receive accreditation as a "Universität", a status recognizing the university's academic quality equivalent to state-run universities and granting the right to award next to bachelor's and master's degrees doctorates and the German Habilitation. Its foundation and history has been marked by often controversial debates and significant difficulties to establish the new university in the German educational system. In 1995 Times Higher Education noted that the university was considered by some "an idealistic model for the future of German higher education and [by] others ..
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German Federal Election, 2009
Angela Merkel CDU/CSUElected Chancellor Angela Merkel CDU/CSUFederal elections took place on 27 September 2009 to elect the members of the 17th Bundestag
Bundestag
(parliament) of Germany.[3] Preliminary results showed that the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) won the election, and the three parties announced their intention to form a new centre-right government with Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
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CDU/CSU
CDU/CSU, unofficially the Union parties (German: Unionsparteien) or Union, is the Christian democratic political alliance of two political parties in Germany, the Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
(CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria
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Grand Coalition
A grand coalition is an arrangement in a multi-party parliamentary system in which the two largest political parties of opposing political ideologies unite in a coalition government.[1] The term is most commonly used in countries where there are two dominant parties with different ideological orientations, and a number of smaller parties that have passed the election threshold to secure representation in the parliament. The two large parties will each try to secure enough seats in any election to have a majority government alone, and if this fails each will attempt to form a coalition with smaller parties that have a similar ideological orientation
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German Federal Election, 2005
Gerhard Schröder SPDResulting Chancellor Angela Merkel CDU/CSUGermanyThis article is part of a series on the politics and government of GermanyConstitution (Basic Law)Human rights Federal Constitutional CourtExecutivePresidentFrank-Walter SteinmeierChancellor (List)Angela MerkelVice-ChancellorOlaf ScholzCabinetMerkel IVLegislatureFederal Convention (Bundesversammlung)Federal Council (Bundesrat) Federal Diet (Bundestag)Joint Committee (Gemeinsamer Ausschuss)JudiciaryFederal courtsConstitutional Administrative Justice Fiscal Labour SocialAdministrative divisionsStates (Länder)Administrative regions (Regierungsbezirke)Districts (Kreise) Collective municipalities (Ämter) Municipalities (Gemeinden)ElectionsElectoral system Political parties ReferendumsForeign relationsOther countries Atlasv t eFederal elections were held in Germany on 18 September 2005 to elect the members of the 16th Bundestag
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North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine- Westphalia
Westphalia
(German: Nordrhein-Westfalen, pronounced [ˈnɔʁtʁaɪ̯n vɛstˈfaːlən] ( listen), commonly shortened to NRW) is the most populous state of Germany, with a population of approximately 18 million, and the fourth largest by area. Its capital is Düsseldorf; the largest city is Cologne. Four of Germany's ten largest cities (Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, and Essen) are located in this state, as well as the second largest metropolitan area on the European continent, Rhine-Ruhr. North Rhine- Westphalia
Westphalia
was founded in 1946 as a merger of the provinces of North Rhine
North Rhine
and Westphalia, both formerly parts of Prussia, and the Free State of Lippe
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