Dieter Reiter

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Dieter Reiter
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Mayor of Munich
Assumed office
1 May 2014
Preceded byChristian Ude
Personal details
Born (1958-05-19) 19 May 1958 (age 64)
Rain, Swabia, Bavaria,
West Germany
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Petra Reiter (2003–present)

Dieter Reiter (born 19 May 1958) is a German politician and the mayor of Munich, the capital of the state of Bavaria.[1] He is a member of the Social Democratic Party.


Reiter was born in Rain, Swabia. He studied at the Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung und Rechtspflege in Hof, where he finished 1981. On the 30. March 2014 he was voted with 56.7% of votes mayor of Munich. He succeeded Christian Ude, who served as mayor from 1993 to 2014. Reiter was a SPD delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2017.[2]

In 2021, Reiter proposed illuminating the stadium for UEFA Euro 2020 in rainbow colors to protest the Hungarian anti-LGBT law, but this was rejected by UEFA.[3][4]

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Reiter has been married twice, and is the father of a son from his first marriage. His second wife, Petra, has two children of her own from a previous relationship.


  1. ^ "Munich elects new centre-left mayor". The Local. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014.
  2. ^ Mitglieder bzw. Ersatzmitglieder der 16. Bundesversammlung Landtag of Bavaria, press release of 22 November 2016.
  3. ^ Oshin, Olafimihan (22 June 2021). "UEFA declines request to allow rainbow lights at Munich stadium". TheHill. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  4. ^ "German health minister angry at UEFA decision on stadium rainbow lighting". Reuters. 23 June 2021. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  5. ^ Advisory Board FC Bayern.
  6. ^ Board of Trustees Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  7. ^ Board of Trustees Ifo Institute for Economic Research.
Political offices
Preceded by Mayor of Munich
Succeeded by