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Sigmar Gabriel

Assumed office 
November 13, 2009
Preceded by Franz Müntefering

In office
22 November 2005 â€“ 27 October 2009
Preceded by Jürgen Trittin
Succeeded by Norbert Röttgen

In office
December 15, 1999 â€“ March 4, 2003
Preceded by Gerhard Glogowski
Succeeded by Christian Wulff

Born September 12, 1959 (1959-09-12) (age 50)
Goslar, Germany
Political party SPD
Occupation Teacher

Sigmar Gabriel (born September 12, 1959 in Goslar) is a German politician, a member of SPD and its chairman.

On December 15, 1999, after the resignation of Gerhard Glogowski, who had succeeded Gerhard Schröder in office, Gabriel became Minister-President of Lower Saxony and served until March 4, 2003. After being voted out of office, he became the SPD's "Representative for Pop Culture and Pop Discourse" from 2003 to 2005, for which he was bestowed with the nickname Siggi Pop.[1] From 2005 to 2009 he was the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety minister in the cabinet of Angela Merkel.

He has promoted the International Renewable Energy Agency.

Following the SPD's abysmal results in the federal election of 2009, Franz Müntefering resigned from the position of party chairman of the Social Democratic Party. Gabriel was nominated as his successor and was elected on November 13, 2009. [2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gerhard Glogowski
Minister-President of Lower Saxony
Succeeded by
Christian Wulff
Preceded by
Jürgen Trittin
German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Succeeded by
Norbert Röttgen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Franz Müntefering
Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
since 2009


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