Gabriele Zimmer

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Gabriele Zimmer
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2004
Constituency Germany
Member of the Landtag of Thuringia
In office
12 October 1990 – 1 July 2004
Personal details
Born (1955-05-07) 7 May 1955 (age 62)
Berlin, Germany
Political party  German
The Left
European United Left–Nordic Green Left
Other political
Party of Democratic Socialism
Socialist Unity Party of Germany

Gabriele Zimmer (born 7 May 1955) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Germany. She is a member of the The Left, part of the European United Left–Nordic Green Left.

She has been a member of the East German communist party, the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) and its successors, continuously since 1981.[1] The party was renamed SED-PDS in 1989, PDS in 1990 and Die Linkspartei.PDS in 2005. In 2007 it merged with WASG to form Die Linke. She was chairwoman of then-PDS from 2000 to 2003. From 1990 to 1998, she was chairwoman of the PDS at the regional level in Thuringia. From October 1990 until July 2004 she has been a member of the Landtag of Thuringia.

Other political functions:

  • 1990-1998 Chairperson of PDS in Thuringia
  • Since 1995 Member of the PDS Executive Board
  • 1996–2000 Vice Chairwoman of PDS
  • 1999–2000 Chairwoman of PDS in the Thuringian Parliament
  • 2000–03 Chairwoman of PDS
  • 2004- Member of the European Parliament
  • 2012- Chair of Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left


  1. ^ "Your MEPs – Gabi Zimmer". EU MEP information. European Union. Retrieved 4 July 2015.