Karl Lamers

Karl Lamers (* 11. November 1935 in king winters) was from 1980 to 1998 member of the German federal daily. He was selected for the Christian democratic union of Germany (CDU) over the national list North Rhine-Westphalia.

After the attendance of the elementary school and the Aloisiuskollegs in Bad Godesberg (Abitur 1958) Lamers in Bonn and Cologne studied law and political science (first state examination 1964). From 1966 to 1980 he was director/conductor of a political academy.

Already 1955 joined Lamers of the CDU. From 1968 to 1971 he was regional chairman of the boys union in the Rhine country. Since 1971 it is member of the regional-level party council of the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia, from 1975 to 1981 was it deputy regional chairmen. Since 1986 he is a chairman of the district federation central Rhine of the CDU. Since 2002 he is vice-president of the European people's party (EVP).

Lamers was a chairman of the working group foreign policy, from 1990 to 1998 speaker with regard to foreign policy of the CDU Bundestag faction and the chairman in the foreign committee.

Lamers occurring the 1970er years for a course change in the German politics brought in the pointed name “red Karl” for it.

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