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Eva Klotz (born June 4, 1951 in Walten, St. Leonhard in Passeier) is a South Tyrolian politician. She was a member of the Landtag of South Tyrol for 31 years, from 2007 on as a representative of the party Süd-Tiroler Freiheit.
Life and career
Eva Klotz is the oldest of South Tyrolian freedom fighter Georg Klotz's six children. She studied education at the university of Innsbruck, specializing in history, folklore, and philosophy. After successfully finishing her studies in 1974, she taught German, geography, Latin, and history at high-schools all over South Tyrol.
Between 1980 and 1983 she was a town councilor for the South Tyrolean People's Party in the city of Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol. In 1983 she became a state representative, once again for the South Tyrolean People's Party. At this point she decided to give up teaching and dedicate herself solely to politics and the cause of South Tyrolean self-determination rights.
In 1989, unhappy with the moderate politics brought forward by Silvius Magnago, she left the South Tyrolean People's Party and started her own political movement called the Union for South Tyrol. She was an elected representative in the South Tyrolian parliament on the Union for South Tyrol ticket between 1989 and 2007.
In 2007 conflicts arose within members of the Union for South Tyrol: Eva Klotz on the one side and Andreas Pöder on the other. Unable to find a compromise deemed satisfactory by both parties, Eva Klotz, Sven Knoll, and others left the Union and created a splinter group called Süd-Tiroler Freiheit. In the ranks of this new political formation she got again elected to the South Tyrolian parliament in 2008 and 2013. In 2014, Klotz resigned from her mandate and left the Landtag for personal reasons.
Ms. Klotz currently lives in Bozen with her second husband Hans Bachmann.
- Georg Klotz. Freiheitskämpfer für die Einheit Tirols (ISBN 3-85485-083-2)
- "Auf Eva Klotz folgt Myriam Atz-Tammerle". Südtirol Online (stol.it). 2014-11-21. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
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