Erwin Huber

Erwin Huber ( born July 26, 1946 in rice Bach ) is a German politician of the CSU. He was from September 2007 to October 2008 party chairman of the CSU and from 1994 to 2008 in various capacities member of the Bavarian state government.

Training and Private

Erwin Huber grew up in modest circumstances. According to the medium maturity in 1963 at the Realschule in Dingolfing Huber completed an apprenticeship in the upscale service in the Bavarian Finance Administration, from which he graduated with the inspectors exam in 1968. He then worked in the tax Dingolfing, Landshut and Munich. From 1969 to 1973 he attended on the second-chance education from night school in Munich, where he was a high school in 1973. The Next respect of his salary as a financial officer allowed Huber alongside a degree in economics at the Ludwig- Maximilians- University of Munich, for the testing phase and the visit of the University, he was released from his job, so he could back in 1978 to finish his studies as a graduate economist. Erwin Huber is married to the born in 1950 Helma since 1979, has two children and lives in rice creek.

Erwin Huber is since 2004 an honorary member of the Catholic Student Association Oeno - Danubia in the CV.

Political career

From 1967 to 1983 Huber was circuit and district chairman of the Junge Union. He is a member since 1972 the district council of the district of Dingolfing -Landau. Since 1978 he has been a member of the vocal circuit Dingolfing Member of the Bavarian Parliament. In 1987 he was elected Deputy Secretary-General and was then from 1988 to 1994 Secretary General of the CSU.

Since 1988, Huber also belongs to the Executive Board and the Bureau of the CSU and from 1993 to 2008 Chairman of the CSU district association of Lower Bavaria.

In October 1994, Huber was appointed as Minister of State and Head of the Bavarian State Chancellery led by Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber, Bavarian State Government. From November 1995 to October 1998 he was then Bavarian Minister of Finance. From 1998, Huber was again Minister of State and Head of the Bavarian State Chancellery and in October 2003, was also Minister of State for Federal Affairs and Administrative Reform. In December 2005, Huber joined the Ministry of Economy and Transport, after the changes in the office of the Prime Minister in October 2007, he was appointed by Günther Beck stone Minister of State for Finance. After the state elections in 2008 Huber explained during the crisis of Bayerische Landesbank, not to stand for this office are available. He therefore resigned in October 2008 from the State Government.

Party presidency

Huber was next to Interior Minister Stein in the case to have occurred after the parliamentary elections, touted as the most promising successor Stoiber as prime minister of Bavaria, in the Federal Government. Stoiber finally took over but surprisingly no federal minister.

After Stoiber's resignation announcement in early 2007 he was among the candidates for the party presidency, next to Horst Seehofer and Gabriele Pauli, as the most promising candidate. With 58.19 % of the delegates' votes, he was elected on 29 September 2007 on the CSU party congress for new CSU party chairman.

In February 2008, Huber was alleged to have withheld information on the financial condition of BayernLB. The opposition in the Bavarian parliament demanded that ( prior to the Bavarian municipal elections ) his resignation. With the failure of the Transrapid and the announcement of the first quarter numbers BayernLB 2008 ( further loss in the amount of 2 billion euros), reinforced the calls for his resignation - a committee in the parliament could not confirm the lies accusation made ​​against Huber later. After announcing in October 2008 that BayernLB would apply as a result of the global financial crisis assistance from the federal government in excess of 5.4 billion euros, Huber announced his resignation as Bavarian Minister of Finance.

Because of which fell short of expectations election results for the CSU in the regional elections of 2008 ( 43.4 %), Erwin Huber, announced his resignation from the party presidency at a special convention of the CSU on 25 October 2008. His successor was elected by the Congress Horst Seehofer.