Wolfgang Böhmer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Wolfgang Böhmer
KAS-Böhmer, Wolfgang-Bild-26353-3 (cropped).jpg
Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt
In office
16 May 2002 – 19 April 2011
Preceded byReinhard Höppner
Succeeded byReiner Haseloff
Personal details
BornDürrhennersdorf, Saxony
Alma materLeipzig University

Wolfgang Böhmer (born 27 January 1936 in Dürrhennersdorf, Saxony) is a German politician (CDU) and was the 5th Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt from 16 May 2002 to 19 April 2011. He served as President of the Bundesrat in 2002/03. He formerly worked as a medical doctor.

Political career[edit]

Böhmer joined the CDU of East Germany in 1990.

Böhmer publicly spoke out against Angela Merkel and instead endorsed Edmund Stoiber as the party’s candidate to challenge incumbent Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in the 2002 federal elections.[1] During his own campaign to unseat incumbent Minister-President Reinhard Höppner of Saxony-Anhalt in the state elections, he focused on economic recovery and received strong backing from Stoiber.[2]

Böhmer is an Honorary Member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation


Preceded by
Reinhard Höppner
Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt
Succeeded by
Reiner Haseloff