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Kristina Köhler

Kristina Köhler in 2009

Assumed office 
30 November 2009
Preceded by Ursula von der Leyen

Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office 

Born 3 August 1977 (1977-08-03) (age 32)
Wiesbaden, Germany
Nationality  Germany
Political party Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
Alma mater Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Profession Sociologist
Religion Lutheran

Kristina Köhler (born 3 August 1977) is a German politician.

Köhler was born in Wiesbaden, Hesse. After finishing her abitur in 1997, she studied sociology, history, philosophy, and political science at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. She earned her Diplom in 2002, and her Ph.D. in 2009. Following her appointment as government minister, her doctoral research came under close scrutiny for its heavy reliance on research assistance by her party. [1] She has no children and is a member of the Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church.[2]

Köhler joined the Junge Union in 1991 and has been a member of the Bundestag since 2002, affiliated with the CDU.[3] On November 30th 2009, Köhler was appointed Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the cabinet of Angela Merkel.[4]

Personal life

Köhler is currently living in Berlin with her boyfriend Ole Schröder, a fellow member of the Bundestag.[5]. Shortly after her appointment, the two announced that they are planning on getting married in February 2010.[6]

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