Erwin Sellering

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Erwin Sellering (2013)

Erwin Sellering, born on 18 October 1949 in Sprockhövel near Bochum and currently residing in Greifswald,[1][2] is Minister-president of the German federated state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern since 2008.

Sellering studied law and has lived in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern since 1994, where he worked at the courts of Schwerin and Greifswald.[1] Being a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, he has been working for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's government since 1998 - first as a state secretary, later as Minister for Justice, and since 2006 as Minister for Social Affairs.[1] In 2007, he became chairman of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Social Democratic Party.[1] In 2008, he succeeded Harald Ringstorff as Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's prime minister. He is also a member of the German-Russian Friendship Group set up by the German Bundesrat and the Russian Federation Council.

Sellering is known for being restrictive toward neo-Nazis and promotive toward families.[1] He is married with two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f handelsblatt, 22.8.2008, "Der adrette Jurist" [1]
  2. ^ Erwin Sellering im Portrait at nachrichten.t-online, 24 August 2008 [2]

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