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Anke Rehlinger (born 6 April 1976) is a German lawyer and politician of Social Democratic Party of Germany.

Anke Rehlinger
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Anke Rehlinger in 2019
Deputy Minister President of Saarland
Assumed office
17 December 2013
Minister PresidentAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Tobias Hans
Preceded byHeiko Maas
Leader of the Social Democratic Party in Saarland
Assumed office
10 March 2018
Preceded byHeiko Maas
Minister for the Economy, Labour, Energy and Transport of Saarland
Assumed office
15 January 2014
Minister PresidentAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Tobias Hans
Preceded byHeiko Maas
Minister of Justice of Saarland
In office
9 May 2012 – 15 January 2014
Minister PresidentAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Preceded byAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Succeeded byReinhold Jost
Minister for the Environment and Consumer Protection of Saarland
In office
9 May 2012 – 15 January 2014
Minister PresidentAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Preceded byAndreas Storm
Succeeded byReinhold Jost
Member of the Landtag of Saarland
Assumed office
5 September 2004
Personal details
Born (1976-04-06) 6 April 1976 (age 43)
Wadern, West Germany
Political partySPD
Alma materSaarland University

Early life and educationEdit

Rehlinger studied law at Saarland University.


Since 2004 Rehlinger has been a member of the Landtag of Saarland. In parliament, she served as Chairwoman of the Committee on European Affairs (2008-2009) and of the Committee on Education, Cultural Affairs and Media (2009-2011). From 2011 until 2012, she was her parliamentary group's deputy chairwoman.

Between 2012 and 2014, Rehlinger was State Minister of Justice, Consumer Protection and Environmental Affairs in the government of Minister President Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer of Saarland. In 2014, she succeeded Heiko Maas and has since been serving as Deputy Minister-President and State Minister for Economic Affairs, first under the leadership of Kramp-Karrenbauer (2014-2018) and later Tobias Hans (since 2018).[1] She was the candidate of SPD in 2017 state elections, but lost against Kramp-Karrenbauer and continued her role in the state government instead.

As one of her state's representatives at the Bundesrat, Rehlinger serves on the Committee on Labour, Integration and Social Policy; the Committee on Economic Affairs; and on the Committee on Transport. In the negotiations to form a coalition government on the national level following the 2017 federal elections, Rehlinger co-chaired the working group on agriculture; her counterparts were Julia Klöckner and Christian Schmidt. She was also a member of the working group on transport.

In March 2018, Rehlinger succeeded Heiko Maas as leader of the SPD in Saarland; at a party convention, she was elected with a majority of 94.5 percent.[2] At a SPD national convention in 2019, Rehlinger was elected as one of the five deputies of the party’s co-chairs Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans, alongside Klara Geywitz, Hubertus Heil, Kevin Kühnert and Serpil Midyatli.[3]

Other activitiesEdit

Regulatory bodiesEdit

Corporate boardsEdit

  • Landesbank Saar (SaarLB), Ex-Officio Member of the Supervisory Board[5]
  • VSE AG, Ex-Officio Member of the Advisory Board


Personal lifeEdit

Rehlinger is married and has one son.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Saarbrücker Zeitung: Postenwechsel im Saarkabinett (German)
  2. ^ Rehlinger zur Landesvorsitzenden der Saar-SPD gewählt Handelsblatt, March 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Florian Mayer (December 6, 2019), Rehlinger zur Vize-Vorsitzenden gewählt Saarländischer Rundfunk.
  4. ^ Benennung eines Mitglieds für den Beirat der Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen Bundesrat, document no. 46/14, February 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Supervisory Board Landesbank Saar (SaarLB).
  6. ^ Bernd Westphal wird neuer Beirats-Vorsitzender beim Wirtschaftsforum der SPD Business Forum of the Social Democratic Party of Germany , press release of June 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Rundfunk, Saarländischer (2017-07-11). "Streit um Gehaltszahlungen geht weiter". (in German). Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  8. ^ Saarland. "Ministerin |". (in German). Retrieved 2018-10-18.

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