Filiz Polat

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Filiz Polat
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Filiz Polat (2013)
Personal details
Born (1978-07-11) July 11, 1978 (age 36)
Bramsche, Germany
Citizenship German
Political party Alliance '90/The Greens
Alma mater Goethe University Frankfurt
Occupation Politician
Profession Economist
Website www.filiz-polat.de/home.html

Filiz Polat (born 11 July 1978 in Bramsche, Lower Saxony) is a German politician of Turkish descent for the Alliance '90/The Greens.

Early years[edit]

She was born on July 11, 1978 in Bramsche, a town in Osnabrück District, Germany to a Turkish physician father and a German regional politician mother.[1][2]

She was schooled in Bramsche, where she attended also the high school. She finished her secondary education in Münster with Abitur, and studied Economics at the Goethe University Frankfurt graduating with a thesis on "Employment Effects of Technological Change: A Micro-econometric Approach" in 2002. That year, she administered also an intermediate exam in Political Science.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

In 1996, Polat co-founded the Green Youth in her hometown Brasche, and joined the party Alliance '90/The Greens. She was activ as member in the city council of Bramsche between 1996 and 2001. From 2005 to 2007, she served as the deputy chairperson of the regional organization in Lower Saxony.[1][2]

She ran for the 2003 regional election with the Green Party, however she missed the entry in the Landtag of Lower Saxony about one place on the electoral list. As Rebecca Harms, the chairperson of the parliamentary group of the Green Party, moved into the European Parliament, Polat took her seat as replacement on September 15, 2004.[3] She was re-elected in the 2008 election in Lower Saxony. Polat acts as the deputy chairperson of her party in the regionl parliament since February 2013. From 2006 on, Polat is also in the city council of Bramsche again.[1][2]

Filiz Polat is the spokesperson of her party's parliamentary group for policies of migration, Europe and cultural heritage management. Furthermore, she serves in the commissions of petition and Europe.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Filiz Polat" (in German). Landtag Niedersachsen. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Filiz Polat" (in German). Bündnis 90 Die Grünen. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Filiz Polat eröffnet in Bramsche Bürger-Büro". Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (in German). 2013-09-08. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.