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Reinhard Höppner
German politician

Reinhard Höppner

Reinhard Höppner
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From Germany Germany
Field Journalism Literature Mathematics Politics
Gender male
Birth 2 December 1948, Haldensleben, Börde, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Death 9 June 2014, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (aged 65 years)
Politics Social Democratic Party in the GDR, Social Democratic Party of Germany
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Reinhard Höppner (2 December 1948 – 9 June 2014) was a German politician (SPD). and writer.

In 1990, in the first (and last) free election in the assembly's history, he was elected a member of the East German People's Chamber (Volkskammer), becoming the assembly's vice president.

He became the 4th Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt in July 1994 when, his SPD (party) having failed to secure an outright majority, entered into a minority governing coalition with the Green party. This was controversial at the time because most had expected that the SPD, if denied an overall majority, would govern in coalition with the PDS, successor to the old East German ruling party: together the SPD and PDS would have had an overall majority. The so-called Magdeburg model for a minority SPD/Green coalition that excluded the PDS but nevertheless was tolerated (not voted down) by them was subsequently followed in other regional assemblies. Höppner remained in office until 16 May 2002, when he was succeeded by Wolfgang Böhmer.

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