Robert Habeck (born 2 September 1969 in Lübeck) is a German writer and politician (Alliance '90/The Greens).
Career in state politics
In 2009 Habeck was elected to the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag via the party list. In November 2011, he was voted as the top candidate of his party for the 2012 Schleswig-Holstein election. From 2009 to 2012, Habeck was chairman of the Alliance'90/The Greens group in Schleswig-Holstein. He has been Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas in the Albig Cabinet since 2012.
Role in national politics
Habeck served as a Green Party delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2012. He is standing to be one of the top two candidates for the Greens for the 2017 German federal election