Who is Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer

Annegret Kramp Karrenbauer
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All news about CDU politician Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer can be found on this page. Below you can read the latest news on the government work of the incumbent Federal Minister of Defense, but before that we have some general information for you on the former Federal Chairperson of the CDU.

Annegret Kramp was born on August 9, 1962 in Völklingen and later grew up with her five siblings in Püttlingen. She graduated from the Marie-Luise-Kaschnitz-Gymnasium in Völklingen in 1982 and studied politics and law at the universities in Trier and Saarbrücken until 1990. After her marriage to the mining engineer Helmut Karrenbauer, she took on the double name Kramp-Karrenbauer and still lives with her husband in Püttlingen near Saarbrücken. Their three children have now grown up.

Before graduating from high school, Kramp-Karrenbauer joined the CDU in 1981 and was initially involved in the Junge Union. From 1985 to 1988 she was part of the state board of the youth organization in Saarland and was also a member of the city council of Püttlingen until 2000. With her appointment as Minister of the Interior and Sport in Saarland, Kramp-Karrenbauer wrote history in 2000 when she was in her late 30s: She was the first woman in Germany to hold the office of Minister of the Interior.

In the following years, the politician was also active as Minister for the Interior, Family, Women and Sport in Saarland and as State Minister for Labor, Family, Social Affairs, Prevention and Sport. From 2011 to 2018, Kramp-Karrenbauer held the office of Prime Minister of the Saarland before she finally switched to federal politics in 2019 and is currently the Federal Minister of Defense there. In addition, she was CDU chairwoman from 2018 to January 2021, but had already announced her resignation in February 2020 - the new elections were postponed several times due to the corona pandemic.

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