Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Annegret Kramp - carts farmer born Kramp ( born August 9, 1962 in Völklingen ) is a German politician. She's since August 2011 Prime Minister of the Saarland, since June 2011 Chairman of the CDU National Association Saar and since November 2010 Member of the CDU Federal Committee.

Background and education

Kramp - carts Bauer grew up in conservative catholic family relationships and put 1982 her Abitur at Voelklinger Marie -Luise Kaschnitz grammar school. From 1984 she studied Political Science and Law in Trier and Saarbrücken. After graduating in 1990 as a Master of Arts in political science and public law it was from 1991 to 1998 the Policy and Planning Officer of the CDU Saar and following 1999 personal assistant to the chairman of the CDU parliamentary group and later prime minister of Saarland, Peter Müller. From 2000 to 2007, Kramp - carts Bauer Saarland Minister for Home Affairs, Family, Women and Sports, then to 2009, Minister of Education, families, women and culture. From 2009 to 2011 she was the Saarland Minister of Labour, Family, Social, Prevention and Sports.

CDU politician

Kramp - carts Bauer joined the CDU in 1981, where she belonged ( including as deputy state chairman ) 1985-1988 to the state board of the Junge Union Saar. Since 1984, Kramp - carts Bauer is a member of the city council in Nailsworth. A year later, she took over the chairmanship of the CDU City Association Nailsworth. From 1989 to 1994, Kramp - carts Bauer Councillor of the City Nailsworth. On 1 March 1998 she moved for Klaus Töpfer according to the Bundestag, but already retired with the inaugural session of the 14th German Bundestag on 26 October 1998 out of the Parliament of. Since September 1999 she has been a member of the Saarland parliament. From 1999 to 2000 she held the position of Managing Director of its parliamentary faction.

From 2000 to 2004 she was Minister of Internal Affairs and Sports in Saarland - in her late thirties she became the first German Interior Minister in the history of Germany. From 2004, she was Minister of Internal Affairs, Family, Women and Sports in the Saarland. After a cabinet reshuffle, she took on 3 September 2007 as successor to Juergen Schreier, the Ministry of Education, Family, Women and Culture. As part of the formation of the Jamaica coalition in Saarland it was on November 10, 2009 Regional Minister of Labour, Family, Social, Prevention and Sports in the cabinet of Prime Minister Peter Müller. Since 1999, she also assumes the office of state chairman of the Women's Union -Saar true. 2001 Kramp - carts Bauer was elected vice chairman of the Federal Women's Union. On November 16 2010 she moved the CDU party congress in Karlsruhe with 57.45 % on in the Federal Bureau of the party. 28 May 2011 Kramp - carts Bauer was elected with a majority of 97.02 % of the new state chairman of the CDU Saar. She is the first woman to hold this office and entered the successor of Peter Mueller, who had led the National Association for 16 years previously. On December 4, 2012 improved Kramp - carts Bauer at the federal party in Hanover, the result in their confirmation as a member of the Federal Bureau of CDU to 83.86 %.

Public offices

The Ministers of Education (KMK ) Annegret Kramp - opted peasant carts as scheduled in 2008 to its President. Since July 2011, Kramp - carts farmer member of the Konrad -Adenauer -Stiftung eV In the same year Annegret Kramp - carts Bauer patron of the youth movement of the Talat Alaiyan Foundation. She is a member of the Central Committee of German Catholics ( ZdK ).

CDU Minister President of the Saarland since 2011

Assumption of office by Peter Müller

On January 22, 2011 Peter Müller announced his withdrawal from both the Office of the Prime Minister and by the CDU regional chair and hit Kramp - carts Bauer as successor to both offices before. The coalition partner, the FDP and the Greens signaled approval. On 2 May 2011, the Jamaica coalition, Kramp - carts Bauer agreed at a special meeting of the state parliament on 10 August 2011 as prime minister to choose. However, failed Kramp - carts Bauer on this day surprisingly in the first round, in which they received from a total of 51 votes to 25, two less than the coalition had mandates in the parliament. The SPD opposition candidate Heiko Maas also received 25 and 24 so that all voices of opposition from the SPD and the Left Party as well as one additional vote from the Coalition camp. A member of parliament abstained. Only in the second ballot received Kramp - carts farmer with 26 votes required majority and was elected as the first Prime Minister of the Saarland. On Maas accounted for again 25 votes. In the new Saarland state government Kramp - carts Bauer took over in personal union also the Office of the Minister of Justice.

Fraction of the Jamaica coalition and resolution of the Diet

On January 6, 2012 announced Kramp - carts Bauer, dissolve the Jamaica Coalition for internal party personnel disputes, the state - FDP. That they did so on the day of the annual Epiphany meeting of the Liberals, was seen by several politicians as an affront to the FDP. Following talks with the SPD regional chairman Heiko Maas, the CDU sought under Kramp - Karrenbauer to a grand coalition. Over the black - red exploratory talks, the SPD took early parliamentary elections in Saarland parallel to the Bundestag election in 2013 to the game, which the CDU rejected. On this issue, the talks broke down on 19 January 2012. Kramp - carts Bauer subsequently announced at an early election of the state parliament. So the Saarland parliament dissolved with the necessary two-thirds majority on 26 January 2012. On February 11, 2012 Kramp - carts Bauer was elected on a CDU regional delegates' meeting in Saarbrücken with 98 percent of the top candidate of their party. She stood thus for their party for the first time to vote.

Election as CDU top candidate for election

Despite the failure of exploratory talks between the CDU and the SPD announced Kramp - carts Bauer and Heiko Maas his intention to form a grand coalition after the early election, then clarified with political conditions. As CDU and SPD in polls a head-to -head race (depending 33-34 percent) provided, the interest focused on the performance of the two major parties in the election and the resulting claim in the targeted coalition government the Prime Minister to ask. On election evening of March 25, 2012, there was a surprise: the CDU of Kramp - carts ticket was 35.2 percent, an improvement compared to the state election in 2009 by as much as 0.7 percentage points. The CDU was above the most recently determined by pollsters poll numbers and also distanced clear the SPD, which only came to 30.6 percent and weaker sections as predicted by polls. Although Maas had the leadership, Prime Minister to be in a grand coalition to give up, he reiterated his position, even as a junior partner in a US-led Kramp - Karrenbauer state government to take responsibility.

Prime Minister of a grand coalition

On April 24, 2012, the CDU and SPD agreed on a joint coalition agreement and the crop of the future Cabinet. Each party received in the new black - red state government three ministerial posts, the science department took over Kramp - carts farmer in personal union. Even before the party days of the future government partners had confirmed the coalition agreement unanimously (CDU ) or by a large majority (SPD). In the Landtag of Saarland, the grand coalition has with 37 of 51 seats on a two-thirds majority. 9 May 2012 Kramp - carts Bauer was re-elected by secret ballot by 37 MPs as Prime Minister. With the same number of votes her Cabinet was then sworn. In both polls, there were 12 votes against and two abstentions.


Kramp - carts Bauer is married to the mining engineer Helmut carts farmer, has three children and is Roman Catholics.

Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Decoration of the Technical Relief in Silver