Corinna Miazga (née Kracke; 17 May 1983 – 25 February 2023) was a German politician. Representing Alternative for Germany (AfD), Miazga served as a member of the Bundestag from the state of Bavaria from 2017 until her death in 2023.

Corinna Miazga
Miazga in 2019
Member of the Bundestag
In office
2017 – 25 February 2023
Succeeded byRainer Rothfuß
Personal details
Born
Corinna Kracke

(1983-05-17)17 May 1983
Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, West Germany
(now Germany)
Died25 February 2023(2023-02-25) (aged 39)
Germany
Political partyAfD

Life and career edit

Corinna Kracke was born in Oldenburg in 1983.[1] She grew up in Hude, Lower Saxony, and studied law (without completing a degree).[1] She became member of German Bundestag after the 2017 German federal election.[2] She was a member of the Committee on European Union Affairs.[3]

In 2019, there were disputes over the head of the Bavarian AfD state party. Political influencer[clarification needed] Tom Rohrböck supported Miazga. He reportedly encouraged her to run for the state chairmanship. Rohrböck wrote to an unnamed competitor three days before the election: "I don't think you should be a candidate." A day later, he added: "You run into a trap. You don't get more than 30 percent." Shortly before the election to the state executive committee, the competitor actually withdrew his candidacy. Miazga later denied having won the state presidency due to Rohrböck's help. In November 2020, Miazga said she had breast cancer and would not be active as chairwoman of AfD Bavaria. In 2021, she was re-elected to the Bundestag on the state list coming second in Straubing. In October 2021, she lost the re-election as Bavarian party chairwoman to Stephan Protschka.[citation needed]

Miazga died of breast cancer on 25 February 2023, aged 39.[1][4] She was replaced in the Bundestag by Rainer Rothfuß who moved up the list.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "German politician Corinna Miazga dies of breast cancer at 39". Europeans24. 26 February 2023. Retrieved 27 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Corinna Miazga". AfD-Fraktion im deutschen Bundestag (in German). Archived from the original on 13 October 2020. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  3. ^ "German Bundestag – Committee on European Union Affairs". German Bundestag. Retrieved 18 March 2020.
  4. ^ "AfD-Politikerin Corinna Miazga an Brustkrebs gestorben". Der Spiegel (in German). 26 February 2023. Retrieved 26 February 2023.

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