Werner Münch

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Werner Münch, 1991

Dr. Werner Münch (born 25 September 1940 in Bottrop, Province of Westphalia) is a German politician (CDU). After the reunification of Germany he moved to Saxony-Anhalt where he became the first Financial Minister of this state since refounding of same after the reunification under the 1st Minister-President Gerd Gies. After Gies had to resign already in 1991 Münch was elected as 2nd Minister-President of Saxony Anhalt from 4 July 1991 to 28 November 1993,[1] when he resigned after criticism over alleged overpayments. He was succeeded by Christoph Bergner.

On 25 February 2009 Münch quit membership of the CDU after 37 years.[1] He motivated his step with the "loss of conservative skills" of the party under the leadership of Angela Merkel. As example he mentioned her critical words against Pope Benedict XVI.

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Preceded by
Gerd Gies
Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt Succeeded by
Christoph Bergner