Alexander Dobrindt

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Alexander Dobrindt
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Alexander Dobrindt (2013)
Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 December 2013
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Preceded by Peter Ramsauer
Executive Secretary of the C.S.U.
 Germany
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Personal details
Nationality German
Political party Christian Social Union of Bavaria
Alma mater Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Religion Roman Catholic
Website alexander-dobrindt.de

Alexander Dobrindt (born June 7, 1970 in Peißenberg, Bavaria) is a German politician who has been the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure since 2013. Previously, he was the Executive Secretary of the Christian Social Union of Bavaria from 2009.

Early life[edit]

Dobrindt graduated from the Weilheim Highschool in 1989 and continued his studies in the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich finishing with a Master of Arts in Sociology in 1995. After obtaining his degree, he worked in an engineering company as a Financial Director from 1996 to 2001 and as a Managing Director from 2001 to 2005.

Political career[edit]

He joined the Junge Union (Junior party of the C.S.U.) in 1986 and 4 years later the Christian Social Union of Bavaria. He has been a member of the German National Parliament (Bundestag) since 2002 that he won the direct mandate in the Parliamentary Constituency of Weilheim gathering the 59,4% of the votes.[1] Since 2009, he serves as the District-Chairman of the C.S.U. Weilheim-Schongau.

Political positions[edit]

In 2013, Dobrindt called LGBT people a shrill minority which adopted an odd lifestyle.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Alexander Dobrindt has been married since 2006.

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