|Daniel Bahr (2012)|
|Federal Minister of Health
12 May 2011 – 17 December 2013
|Preceded by||Philipp Rösler|
|Succeeded by||Hermann Gröhe|
November 4, 1976 |
|Website||Official website (German)|
Bahr joined the Young Liberals (the German short form is "Julis" from Junge Liberale) at the age of 14 in 1990. Two years later he became a member of their mother party FDP. From 1994 to 1996 he was chairman of the Julis in the district of Münster and subsequently became a member of its federal executive board. In 1999, he was elected chairman of the Julis.
Since 1998, Bahr has been a member of the FDP's federal executive board. In 2003, he became chairman of the party's "Zukunftsforum" (Future Forum) on "Frauen, kinderfreundliches Deutschland, Generationengerechtigkeit" ("Women, Child-friendly Germany, a Generation Fairness"). He is currently the chairman of the FDP in the Münsterland district, and leads the party's opposition against the grand coalition's health sector reform. Since 2009 he was Parliamentary State Secretary by the Federal Minister of Health, since 12 May 2011 he is Federal Minister of Health, until the new government was constituted on December 17, 2013 which Bahr and his party are not part of.
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