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Klara Geywitz

Klara Geywitz

German politician
Klara Geywitz
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Intro German politician
Is Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender female
Birth 18 February 1976, Potsdam, Germany
Age 45 years
Star sign Aquarius
Politics Social Democratic Party of Germany
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Biography

Klara Geywitz (born 18 February 1976) is a German politician of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) who served as member of the Landtag of Brandenburg from 2004 until 2019.

Early life and education

Geywitz was born 1976 in Potsdam in the former German Democratic Republic and studied political science at the University of Potsdam.

Political career

Geywitz became a member of the SPD in 1994.

From 2004 until 2019, Geywitz was a member of the Landtag of Brandenburg. Among other committee assignments, she served on the Budget Committee from 2009 until 2014. She was always elected in First-past-the-post voting for her electorial district in Potsdam.

From 2008 until 2013, Geywitz served as deputy chairwoman of the SPD in Brandenburg, under the leadership of its chairman Matthias Platzeck. From 2013 until 2017, she was the party's Secretary General, this time under chairman Dietmar Woidke.

In the negotiations to form a fourth cabinet under Chancellor Angela Merkel following the 2017 elections, Geywitz was part of her party's delegation.

In the 2019 SPD leadership election, Geywitz announced her intention to run for the position as co-chair, together with Olaf Scholz. In the final voting round, Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken won with 53 per cent of the vote, defeating Geywitz and Scholz who won backing from just 45 per cent of the party base. At a SPD national convention in 2019, Geywitz was later elected as one of the five deputies of the party's co-chairs Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans, alongside Hubertus Heil, Kevin Kühnert, Serpil Midyatli and Anke Rehlinger.

Other activities

Corporate boards

  • Deutsche Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft (DDVG), Member of the Supervisory Board

Non-profit organizations

  • Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, Member of the Board
  • Leo Baeck Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees

Personal life

Geywitz is married and has three children.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 19 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/kandidatin-fuer-spd-vorsitz-klara-geywitz-verliert-ihren-wahlkreis/24966670.html
https://www.lr-online.de/lausitz/cottbus/brandenburgs-ex-spd-generalin-klara-geywitz-naehert-sich-woidke-wieder-an_aid-23995363
https://www.politico.eu/article/flexible-minister/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-politics-spd/germanys-scholz-picks-eastern-woman-as-running-mate-for-spd-chair-idUSKCN1VA1FO
https://www.ft.com/content/55c0cc4c-139a-11ea-8d73-6303645ac406
https://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/spd-kevin-kuehnert-bekommt-die-meisten-stimmen-a-1300152.html
http://www.ddvg.de/wirueberuns/geschaeftsfuehrer-gesell-schafter-und-aufsichtsrat/
http://fwpn.org.pl/en/foundation/management-board
https://www.leo-baeck-foundation.org/en/board-of-trustees/
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1154960994
https://viaf.org/viaf/2199152200819614400007
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/viaf-2199152200819614400007
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