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Wolfgang Kubicki (born 3 March 1952 in Braunschweig) is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP). He has been vice chairman of the FDP in Germany since December 2013. Since 24 October 2017 he has served as Vice President of the Bundestag. From 1992 to 1993 and from 1996 to 2017 he served as chairman of the FDP-group in the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament.

Wolfgang Kubicki
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Vice President of the Bundestag
(on proposal of the FDP-group)
Assumed office
24 October 2017
Preceded bynone (the FDP was not represented in the Bundestag between 2013 and 2017)
Hermann Otto Solms (before the 2013 election)
First Deputy Leader of the Free Democratic Party
Assumed office
7 December 2013
LeaderChristian Lindner
Preceded byChristian Lindner
Member of the Bundestag
for Schleswig-Holstein
Assumed office
24 September 2017
ConstituencyState Wide Party List
In office
2 December 1990 – 5 April 1992
ConstituencyState Wide Party List
Personal details
Born (1952-03-03) 3 March 1952 (age 67)
Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, West Germany
(now Germany)
Political partyFree Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Kiel

Early life and educationEdit

After high school diploma in 1970 in Braunschweig Kubicki studied economics at the University of Kiel, where Peer Steinbrück was among his fellow students.[1] He graduated in 1975. After that he worked for a consulting company and from 1978 in a Steuerberater ("tax advisor") office. From 1981 to 1983 he worked as a researcher for the FDP in the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag. He finished a second degree in law, completed while working, at the University of Kiel in 1982 with the first state examination. In 1985 he completed the second state examination and works as a lawyer since.

Political careerEdit

Kubicki has been a member of the FDP party since 1971. In 1975 he became chairman of the former FDP youth organisation of Jungdemokraten in Schleswig-Holstein, 1976 he was elected as member of the board of FDP Schleswig-Holstein, later vice chairman until he was elected chairman in 1989. In 1993 he resigned because of a scandal about a waste disposal site, Deponie Schönberg.

Kubicki was MP of the German Bundestag from 20 December 1990 to 2 August 1992, when he resigned from the mandate and again from 17 October to 9 December 2002. In 5 May 1992 he was elected MP of the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag and was immediately elected leader of the FDP parliamentary group. In this capacity, he served on the Parliament’s Council of Elders. He was also a member of the Finance Committee (1992-2009); the Committee on the Election of Judges (2005-2012); and the Committee on Internal and Legal Affairs (2012-2017).

In 1992, 2000, 2005, 2009 and 2012 Kubicki was leading candidate for the FDP in the Schleswig Holstein state elections. While being in office as state chairman of the FDP and again since 1997 he is a member of the federal executive board of the FDP party in Germany. In 2013 he was elected vice chairman of the FDP, making him part of the party’s leadership around Christian Lindner.

Kubicki was an FDP delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 1999, 2004, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Other activitiesEdit

Corporate boardsEdit

  • Intensatec Group, Member of the International Advisory Board[2]
  • HSH Nordbank, Member of the Advisory Board (2003-2005)[3]

Non-profit organizationsEdit

  • German-Arab Association (DAG), Member of the Advisory Board

Personal lifeEdit

Kubicki is married to attorney Annette Marberth-Kubicki. They live in Strande and maintain a holiday residence in Santa Ponsa.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kubicki flirtet mit Steinbrück, n-tv, in German
  2. ^ Team Intensatec Group.
  3. ^ Wolfgang Kubicki Landtag Schleswig-Holstein.
  4. ^ Ulrich Exner (December 1, 2013), Kubicki, Deutschlands letzter Luxuspolitiker Welt am Sonntag.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Jens Ruge
Leader of the Free Democratic Party in Schleswig-Holstein
1989–1993
Succeeded by
Jürgen Koppelin
Preceded by
Wolf-Dieter Zumpfort
Leader of the Free Democratic Party in the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
1992–1993
Succeeded by
Ekkehard Klug
Preceded by
Ekkehard Klug
Leader of the Free Democratic Party in the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
1996–present
Incumbent