Christine Lieberknecht (born 7 May 1958 in Weimar) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). From 2009 to 2014 she served as the 4th Minister President of Thuringia. Lieberknecht was the first woman to become head of government in Thuringia and the second woman to govern a german state.
Lieberknecht was the 4th Minister President of the state of Thuringia from 2009 to 2014, and served as chairwoman of the CDU state party in Thuringia from 2009 to 2014.
Lieberknecht has been representing the constituency Weimarer Land II in the Landtag of Thuringia since 1991. She served as a CDU delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2012 and 2017.
Other activities (selection)
- Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, Member of the Board (since 2016)
- German Children and Youth Foundation (DKJS), Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2010)
- Deutsches Museum, Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2009)
- Evangelical Working Group of the CDU/CSU, Deputy Chairwoman (since 1991)