Christoph Bergner

Christoph Bergner (born 24 November 1948) is a German politician and member of the conservative CDU. Bergner was the 3rd Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt from 1993 until 1994.

Christoph Bergner
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Bergner in 2014
Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt
In office
2 December 1993 – 22 July 1994
DeputyWolfgang Rauls
Preceded byWerner Münch
Succeeded byReinhard Höppner
Parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior
In office
28 October 2009 – 17 December 2013
ChancellorAngela Merkel
MinisterThomas de Maizière
Hans-Peter Friedrich
Preceded byFritz Rudolf Körper
Succeeded byGünter Krings
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union in the Landtag of Saxony-Anhalt
In office
21 July 1994 – July 2001
Preceded byJürgen Scharf
Succeeded byWolfgang Böhmer
In office
November 1991 – 2 December 1993
Preceded byJoachim Auer
Succeeded byJürgen Scharf
Member of the Bundestag
for Saxony-Anhalt
In office
22 October 2013 – 24 October 2017
Preceded byPetra Sitte
Succeeded byChristoph Bernstiel
In office
17 October 2002 – 22 October 2013
Preceded bymulti-member district
Succeeded bymulti-member district
ConstituencyChristian Democratic Union Party List
Member of the Landtag of Saxony-Anhalt
In office
25 May 1998 – 16 May 2002
Preceded bymulti-member district
Succeeded bymulti-member district
ConstituencyChristian Democratic Union Party List
In office
28 October 1990 – 25 May 1998
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byThomas Felke
ConstituencyHalle II
Personal details
Christoph Georg Bergner

(1948-11-24)24 November 1948
Zwickau, Saxony-Anhalt, Soviet occupation zone (now Germany)
Political partyChristian Democratic Union (1990–)
Other political
Christian Democratic Union (East Germany) (1971–1990)
Alma materUniversity of Jena
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (Dr. agr.)
  • Politician
  • Assistant Professor
  • Cattle Breeder

Life and political careerEdit

Christoph Bergner was born in Zwickau, Sachsen. After finishing his agronomy studies in 1971, he earned a doctorate and worked as a research associate at the Institut für Biochemie der Pflanzen der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR from 1974 until 1990.

Bergner was Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt from 1993 until 1994. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Bundestag; since 2005, a secretary of state in the Federal Ministry of the Interior (Germany); since 2006, he is Federal commissioner for national minorities (German: Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Aussiedlerfragen und nationale Minderheiten).

Christoph Bergner is a member of the Protestant church and has a critical estimation of Communism.[1] He is married with three children.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2011-01-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt
Succeeded by