Björn Böhning

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Björn Böhning
Chairman of the Young Socialists in the SPD
In office
June 2004 – 24 November 2007
Preceded by Niels Annen
Succeeded by Franziska Drohsel
Personal details
Born (1978-06-02) 2 June 1978 (age 38)
Geldern, Germany
Nationality German
Political party SPD
Alma mater Freie Universität Berlin
Occupation politician

Björn Böhning (born 2 June 1978, Geldern, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German politician, representative of the Social Democratic Party. From 2004 to 2007 he was the chairperson of the Young Socialists in the SPD ("Jusos"), a faction of the German Social Democratic Party.[1][2] Since 15 February 2008 he is the spokesperson of the "Forum Demokratische Linke 21" of the SPD, a faction of left-aligned politicians within the party.[3]

Since December 2011 Böhning has been the Head of the Senate Chancellery of the Federal State of Berlin, first under Governing Mayor Klaus Wowereit (2011-2014) and later under Michael Müller (since 2014).[4] In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the SPD following the 2013 German elections, he was part of the SPD delegation in the working group on digital policy, led by Dorothee Bär and Brigitte Zypries.

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  1. ^ "Björn Böhning ist neuer Juso-Chef" (in German). Wirtschaftswoche. 19 June 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Juso-Chef Björn Böhning tritt ab" (in German). Tagesspiegel. 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Strässer im Vorstand der SPD-Parteilinken" (in German). echo Münster. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Head of the Senate Chancellery" (in German). Retrieved 2014-05-17.