Hans Eichel

Hans Eichel (* 24. December 1941 in Kassel) is a German politician (SPD).

He was from 1991 to 1999 an Prime Minister of the country Hessen and from 1999 to 2005 Federal Ministers of finances.

Hans Eichel
Hans Eichel

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training and occupation

after the Abitur 1961 at the Kasseler William High School began acorn a study of the Germanistik, philosophy, Politics, history and educating sciences at the University of Marburg and the free University of Berlin, which it locked 1968 with first and 1970 with the second state examination for the teaching profession at High Schools. It was then until 1975 as a secondary school teacherin Kassel - likewise at the William High School - active.


acorn is since 27. July 2005 in second marriage with Gabriela Wolff acorn, geb. Wolff, marries. From the first marriage (1983-1999) it has two children.

a party

Since 1964 acorn is member of the SPD. 1969 he was selected into the Federal Administration of the young socialists and was to 1972 of deputy Federal leaders. Since 1984 it is member in the hessian regional-level party council. From 1989 to 2001 he was regional chairman of the SPDin Hessen. 1991 to 2005 it was member of the Federal Administration and starting from 1999 of the presidency of the SPD.


from 1968 to 1975 it was member of the town council of Kassel there and starting from 1970 of chairmen of the SPD faction.
From 1991 to 1999 it was member of the hessian federal state parliament.

Since 2002 it is member of the German federal daily. 2002 are acorn over the national list Hessen and 2005 as with 50,6% the Erststimmen of directly selected arranging of the constituency170 (Kassel) drawn into the Bundestag.

public offices

to 6. October 1975 he was selected at the age from only 33 years to the mayor of Kassel. In this office it was confirmed 1981 and 1987. In consequence of thisOffice sat it three times in the supervisory board documenta.

To 5. April 1991 he was selected to the Prime Minister of the country Hessen and replaced thus walter barrier man (CDU). it could do 1995 its government majority against the CDU - leading candidate, Federals Minister of the Interior Manfred Kant agodefend. With the election of the federal parliament 1999 the Red-Green federal state government could not hold their majority because of strong losses of the Greens (- 3.0%). On the other side substantial increases stood on the part of the CDU (+ 4.2%) under her leading candidate Roland cook. Consequently Roland cook with the voices was selected from CDU and FDP to the successor Eichels into the office of the Prime Minister.

Acorn stepped to 12. April 1999 as successors in March 1999 Oskar Lafontaine as Federal Ministers of finances, withdrawninto the Federal Government led by Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder . In May 2000 it accomplishes a comprehensive tax revision, which is to serve the setting in motion of the economy in motion.

To 18. October 2005, the day of the constitution 16. Germans federaldaily, becameit together with the remaining Federal Ministers from the office dismisses and at the same time assigned by Federal President Horst charcoal burners the perception of the business up to the education of a new Federal Government. After the choice from Angela Merkel to Bundeskanzlerin it separated to 22. November 2005 finally from the office.

see also

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