Wolfgang Stefinger

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Wolfgang Stefinger
Wolfgang Stefinger in 2020
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
Preceded byHerbert Frankenhauser
Personal details
Born (1985-04-20) 20 April 1985 (age 39)
München, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political partyCSU
Alma materMunich University of Applied Sciences

Wolfgang Stefinger (born 20 April 1985) is a German politician of the Christian Social Union (CSU) who has been serving as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Bavaria since 2013.

Political career[edit]

Stefinger first became a member of the Bundestag in the 2013 German federal election.[1] He is a member of the Committee on Education, Research and Technology Assessment and the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development.[2][3] In this capacity, he is his parliamentary group's rapporteur for relations with India.

In addition to his committee assignments, Stefinger serves as deputy chairman of the German Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the Southern African States.

In the negotiations to form a fourth coalition government under Chancellor Angela Merkel following the 2017 federal elections, Stefinger was part of the working group on education policy, led by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Stefan Müller and Hubertus Heil.

Other activities[edit]

  • German Africa Foundation, Member of the Board (since 2022)[4]
  • German-Mozambican Society, Member of the Advisory Board[5]
  • Baker Tilly Foundation, Member of the Advisory Board[6]
  • Federal Agency for Civic Education (BPB), Member of the Board of Trustees
  • St Barbara Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees[7]

Political positions[edit]

In June 2017, Stefinger voted against his parliamentary group’s majority and in favor of Germany’s introduction of same-sex marriage.[8]


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany in 2020, Stefinger was one of three members of his parliamentary group – alongside Ronja Kemmer and Christoph Ploß – who became the subject of media scrutiny after they had accepted an invitation to embark on a three-day short trip to Oman; Oman's embassy covered their travel expenses of 5,466 euros each.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Stefinger has been in a relationship with fellow politician Sepp Müller since 2022.[10]


  1. ^ "Dr. Wolfgang Stefinger". CDU/CSU-Fraktion. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  2. ^ "German Bundestag - Education, Research and Technology Assessment". German Bundestag. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. ^ "German Bundestag - Economic Cooperation and Development". German Bundestag. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  4. ^ Board German Africa Foundation.
  5. ^ Advisory Board German-Mozambican Society.
  6. ^ Advisory Board of the Baker Tilly Foundation Baker Tilly.
  7. ^ Board of Trustees St Barbara Foundation.
  8. ^ Diese Unionsabgeordneten stimmten für die Ehe für alle Die Welt, June 30, 2017.
  9. ^ Sven Becker, Roman Höfner and Sven Röbel (July 3, 2020), Junge Unionspolitiker reisten nach Oman: Per Businessclass zum Basar – auf Kosten des Sultanats Der Spiegel.
  10. ^ Merkur.de: Stefinger und Müller outen sich: Erstes schwules Paar in Unions-Fraktion mit Coming-Out Münchner Merkur, January 2023

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