Klaus Hänsch

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Klaus Hänsch
Klaus Hänsch en el MEP Bonn 2009.jpg
18th President of the European Parliament
In office
Preceded by Egon Klepsch
Succeeded by José María Gil-Robles
Personal details
Born (1938-12-15) 15 December 1938 (age 78)
Sprottau, Germany (modern Szprotawa, Poland)
Political party SPD, PES

Klaus Hänsch (born 15 December 1938 in Sprottau) is a German Politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament representing the SPD from 17 July 1979 until 13 July 2009, and sat with the Party of European Socialists group.

He was Vice-chairman of the PES group since 1989, except during his service as President of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1997.

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