Wolfgang Böhmer

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Wolfgang Böhmer in 2010.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böhmer (born 27 January 1936 in Dürrhennersdorf, Upper Lusatia) 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.

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]

Wolfgang Böhmer is an Honorary Member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation

He formerly worked as a medical doctor.

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


  1. ^ Helmut Breuer and Ansgar Graw (January 10, 2002), Rüttgers: NRW-CDU für Kandidatur Merkels Die Welt.