Sebastian Nerz

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Sebastian Nerz
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Personal details
Born (1983-07-13) 13 July 1983 (age 37)
Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg
Nationality Germany
Political partyChristian Democratic Union (2001-2009)
Pirate Party Germany (2009-2014)
Free Democratic Party (2015-)
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen
Website(in German) Personal website

Sebastian Matthias Nerz (born 13 July 1983) is a German politician and bioinformatician who was the leader of the Pirate Party Germany from May 2011 to April 2012.[1][2] He left the Pirate Party Germany in February 2014.[3][4]


Nerz, son of the physicians Rolf-Dieter and Christiane Uta Nerz, née Fiedler, finished his high school education at Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in 2002,[5] and began his studies of bioinformatics at University of Tübingen in 2003 after finishing his mandatory civil service. In 2001 he became a member of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Tübingen, which he left in 2009.[6][7] In June 2009 before the German federal election, he joined the Pirate Party, becoming a board member of its then newly founded Tübingen district assembly (German: Bezirksverband Tübingen) as well as coordinator for regional politics in the Baden-Württemberg party association. From April 2010 to May 2011 he was the head of the regional party association. In 2010, he graduated with a diploma in bioinformatics, and was elected the head of the party in May 2011.[8] He was succeeded by Bernd Schlömer on April 28, 2012.[2] Nerz left the Pirate Party Germany in February 2014.[3][4]


  1. ^ Sebastian Nerz ist neuer Vorsitzender der Piratenpartei Deutschland (in German)
  2. ^ a b "Bernd Schlömer neuer Vorsitzender der Piratenpartei Deutschland" (in German). 28 April 2012. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b Sebastian Nerz verlässt die Piratenpartei, Schwäbisches Tagblatt, 25. Februar 2014
  4. ^ a b Austrittswelle in der Piratenpartei
  5. ^ Persönliche Kurz-Vita (in German),
  6. ^ Piratenpartei kämpft um ihre Glaubwürdigkeit (in German), Handelsblatt, May 15, 2011.
  7. ^ Warum CDU, Wiki Pirate Party Germany (in German), Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  8. ^ Persönliche Kurz-Vita (in German)

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