Christoph Bergner

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Christoph Bergner, 2014

Christoph Bergner (born 24 November 1948 in Zwickau) is a German politician and member of the conservative CDU. Bergner was the 3rd Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt from 1993 until 1994.

Life and political career[edit]

Christoph Bergner was born in Zwickau, Sachsen. After finishing his agronomy studies in 1971, he earned a doctorate and worked as a research associate at the Institut für Biochemie der Pflanzen der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR from 1974 until 1990.

Bergner was Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt from 1993 until 1994. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Bundestag; since 2005, a secretary of state in the Federal Ministry of the Interior (Germany); since 2006, he is Federal commissioner for national minorities (German: Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Aussiedlerfragen und nationale Minderheiten).

Christoph Bergner is a member of the Protestant church and has a critical estimation of Communism.[1] He is married with three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Werner Münch
Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt
1993–1994
Succeeded by
Reinhard Höppner