Eva Klotz (born June 4, 1951 in Walten, St. Leonhard in Passeier, in Südtirol) is a South-Tyrolian politician. She is currently a representative in the South-Tyrolian Parliament for the party she co-founded, the Süd-Tiroler Freiheit.
Life and career
Eva Klotz is the oldest of South-Tyrolian freedom fighter Georg Klotz's six children. She studied education at the university of Innsbruck, specializing in history, folklore, and philosophy. After successfully finishing her studies in 1974, she taught German, geography, Latin, and history at high-schools all over South-Tyrol.
Between 1980 and 1983 she was a town councilor for the Südtiroler Volkspartei in the city of Bozen, the capital of South-Tyrol. In 1983 she became a state representative, once again for the Südtiroler Volkspartei. At this point she decided to give up teaching and dedicate herself solely to politics and the cause of South-Tyrolean self-determination rights.
In 1989, unhappy with the moderate politics brought forward by Silvius Magnago, she left the Südtiroler Volkspartei and started her own political movement called the Union für Südtirol. She was an elected representative in the South-Tyrolian parliament on the Union für Südtirol ticket between 1989 and 2007.
In 2007 conflicts arose within members of the Union für Südtirol: Eva Klotz on the one side and Andreas Pöder on the other. Unable to find a compromise deemed satisfactory by both parties, Eva Klotz, Sven Knoll, and others left the Union and created a splinter group called Süd-Tiroler Freiheit. In the ranks of this new political formation she got again elected to the South Tyrolian parliament in 2008 (her sixth time, altogether).
Ms. Klotz currently lives in Bozen with her second husband Hans Bachmann.
- Georg Klotz. Freiheitskämpfer für die Einheit Tirols (ISBN 3-85485-083-2)
- Vorzugsstimmenergebnisse der Landtagswahl 2008 auf der Website des Landes Südtirol, abgerufen am 1. Februar 2011
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