|Intro||German economist and politician (Alternative for Germany)|
|A.K.A.||Alice Elisabeth Weidel|
|Is||Writer Businessperson Economist Politician Non-fiction writer Business consultant|
|Type||Business Finance Literature Politics|
|Birth||6 February 1979, Gütersloh|
|Politics||Alternative for Germany|
Alice Elisabeth Weidel (born 6 February 1979 in Gütersloh) is a German politician and management consultant. Together with Alexander Gauland she is the lead 2017 general election candidate for the right-wing party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Notably, she is the first lesbian woman to serve as the lead candidate of her party, which opposes gay marriage.
Weidel studied business administration at the University of Bayreuth and was awarded a PhD in 2011.
Weidel has worked for Goldman Sachs and Allianz Global Investors Europe, as well as working for six years in China.
Weidel joined the AfD in 2012.
"Nazi slut" incident
In April 2017, Weidel rallied against political correctness, claiming that it belonged on the "garbage heap of history". In response, on 27 April, TV presenter Christian Ehring of the satire program extra 3 addressed this, saying "sure, put an end to political correctness. Let's all be politically incorrect. That Nazi slut must be right. Was that politically incorrect enough? I hope so." Weidel sued, seeking to forbid re-airing of the program, and on 17 May the Hamburg District Court ruled against her, stating that a public figure must stand against exaggerated criticism. Weidel disagreed with the decision and promised to bring it to the Oberlandesgericht (Higher Regional Court).
Weidel is in a relationship with Sarah Bossard, female Sri Lanka-born Swiss film producer, and has a second residence with her in Biel, Switzerland. They have two children.
- Das Rentensystem der Volksrepublik China. Reformoptionen aus ordnungstheoretischer Sicht zur Erhöhung der Risikoresistenz (= Schriften zur Nationalökonomie. Band 60). Verlag P.C.O., Bayreuth 2011, ISBN 978-3-941678-25-5.