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Gert Verner PETERSEN

chairman , Socialist People's Party

Gert Verner PETERSEN, Danish Chairman, Socialist People's Party.


PETERSEN, Gert Verner was born on August 19, 1927 in Nykobing F, Denmark. Parents: Karen Petersen (née Rolandsen).


Nykobing F gymnasium, 1945. Copenhagen University, history, unfinished, 1949-1955. Spoken languages: Danish, English, German.


Member. Communist Party, 1945-1958. Member, since 1958, Chairman, 1974-1991, Chief Political Spokesman, 19741991, Socialist People's Party. Member of Parliament, since 1966.

Member. Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, since 1968. Delegation, United Nations General Assembly, 1969-1973, 1975, 1980, 1984, 1988. Member. Parliamentary Defence Committee.

Member of European Parliament, 1977-1978. Member. Parliamentary Committee of Legal Affairs, since 1991. Member of the editorial board, 1953-1959, editor, 1957-1959, Dialog.

Journalist, 19591967. Chief editor. Socialist People's Party newspaper.


  • Other Interests

    International politics, non-dogmatic Marxism.


Spouse Maria Petersen (née Kujahn), 1948. Children: Kim, Lars Bo.