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Volker RLIHE

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Volker RLIHE, German Federal Minister of Defence and SecretaryGeneral of the Christian Democratic Union.

Background

RLIHE, Volker was born on September 25, 1942 in Hamburg, West Germany.

Education

University Hamburg, English and German Studies.

Career

Member of Bürgerschaft Hamburg, 1970-1976. Deputy chairman Land Group, 1973. Member of Executive CDU-Land committee.

Member of Federal committee Young Union, 1973-1975. Member of Bundestag, since 1976. Representative for Education and Science, deputy chairman, CDU/CSU Bundestag Group.

Foreign Affairs, Defence, Intra-German Relations, Economic Cooperation, since 1982. Chairman. Federal Specialist committee on Foreign Policies, since 1983. Secretary-General, Christian Democratic Union, since 1990.

Federal Minister of Defence, since 1992. Senior schools service, Hamburg, 1968-1976. Former senior teacher.

Religion

Protestant.