Alexandra Thein (born 5 October 1963 in Bochum) is a German politician of the Free Democratic Party of Germany who served as a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 until 2014.
Early life and career
She grew up in Saarland, studied law in Saarbrücken and Geneva, and has since been working as a lawyer and notary in her home city of Berlin.
Thein entered politics with her first run for public office in 2009, when she was elected to the European Parliament.
In parliament, Thein served on the Committee on Legal Affairs as a member and in the Committee on Constitutional Affairs as a substitute member. She was a member of the Delegations for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council and with Iraq and a substitute member of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan.
Her endorsement of the 2013 elections in Azerbaijan, judged to be fraudulent by professional election observation bodies, has been criticized by independent commentators. According to her disclosure form, Thein took part in this election observation as part of a trip organized by a pro-Azerbaijan lobby group.
See also: 2009 European Parliament election in Germany