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Robert Habeck (born 2 September 1969 in Lübeck) is a German writer and politician of the Alliance '90/The Greens and has been their leader since January 2018.

Robert Habeck
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Leader of the Alliance '90/The Greens
Assumed office
27 January 2018
Serving with Annalena Baerbock
Preceded by Cem Özdemir
Minister for the Energy Transition, Environment, Agriculture and Digitization of Schleswig-Holstein
Assumed office
12 June 2012
Prime Minister Torsten Albig
Daniel Günther
Preceded by Juliane Rumpf
Deputy Minister President of Schleswig Holstein
In office
12 June 2012 – 6 February 2018
Prime Minister Torsten Albig
Daniel Günther
Preceded by Heiner Garg
Succeeded by Monika Heinold
Leader of the Alliance '90/Greens in the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
In office
27 September 2009 – 12 June 2012
Preceded by Karl-Martin Hentschel
Succeeded by Eka von Kalben
Member of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
Assumed office
27 February 2009
Constituency Allaince '90/The Greens List
Personal details
Born (1969-09-02) 2 September 1969 (age 49)
Lübeck, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political party Alliance '90/The Greens

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Political careerEdit

Career in state politicsEdit

In 2009 Habeck was elected to the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag via the party list.[1] In November 2011, he was voted as the top candidate of his party for the 2012 Schleswig-Holstein election. From 2009 to 2012, Habeck was chairman of the Alliance'90/The Greens group in Schleswig-Holstein.

Habeck has been Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Energy, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas in the Albig Cabinet since 2012 and in the Cabinet Günther since 2017.[2] As one of his state's representatives at the Bundesrat, he serves on the Committee on Agricultural Policy and Consumer Protection; the Committee on the Environment, Nature Protection and Reactor Safety; the Committee on Economic Affairs; and the Committee on Transport. From 2014 and 2016, Habeck was one of the members of Germany’s temporary National Commission on the Disposal of Radioactive Waste.[3]

Under his leadership, the Green Party became the third largest group in the Landtag after the 2017 state elections.[4]

Role in national politicsEdit

Habeck served as a Green Party delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2012.[5] He ran to become one of the two top candidates for the Greens for the 2017 German federal election, but lost by 75 votes to Cem Özdemir.[6]

On 27 January 2018, the Green Party's national convention in Hanover elected him as chairman, a position shared with Annalena Baerbock.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Landtagswahl in Schleswig-Holstein 2009 - Vorläufige Ergebnisse". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-09-29. . Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein
  2. ^ Homepage des Ministeriums für Energiewende, Landwirtschaft, Umwelt und ländliche Räume SH
  3. ^ Abschlussbericht der Kommission Lagerung hoch radioaktiver Abfallstoffe
  4. ^ CDU siegt im Norden - Schlappe für SPD Tagesschau, 5 May 2017.
  5. ^ Ordentliche Mitglieder der 15. Bundesversammlung Bundestag.
  6. ^ "Katrin Göring-Eckardt und Cem Özdemir gewinnen die Urwahl- BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN Bundespartei" [The Green Party members have chosen Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Cem Özdemir as frontrunners for the German federal election]. Alliance '90/The Greens (in German). Berlin, Germany. Retrieved 7 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Grüne wählen Robert Habeck und Annalena Baerbock" (in German). Spiegel Online. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2018.