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Rudolf SCHARPING

Minister-President of RhinelandPalatinate

Rudolf SCHARPING, German Minister-President of RhinelandPalatinate.

Background

SCHARPING, Rudolf was born on December 2, 1947 in Niederelbert.

Education

University of Bonn, law, political science and sociology. Masters examination, 1974.

Career

Various functions in Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany). RhinelandPalatinate; Regional Secretary, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany), 1976-1977. Member of Landtag, Rhineland-Palatinate, since 1975.

Parliamentary Secretary, 1975-1985. PartyWhip, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany), Landtag, 1985-1991. Chairman. Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of Germany), RhinelandPalatinate, since 1985.

Minister-President. Rhineland-Palatinate Region Landtag, May since 1991. Assistant to Bundestag Members. Member, Union of Public Services, Transport and Traffic.

Member, Workers’ Welfare.

Religion

Catholic.