Briefly Beck

briefly Beck with the SPD state Party Congress 2006 in Mainz
briefly Beck and Johannes Rau (2000)

short Beck (* 5. February 1949 in bath Bergzabern/Pfalz) is a German politician (SPD) and since 1994 Prime Minister von Rheinland-Pfalz. Since that 10. April 2006 is it in addition the kommissarische SPD - Federal leaders.

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Lives and occupation

Beck as a son of the bricklayer Oskar Beck and its Mrs. Johanna was born, who originated both from the südpfälzischen Kapsweyer. It buildup in stone field (Südpfalz, district southern crying race).

After the attendance of the elementary schoolcompleted Beck from 1963 to 1968 training as the electromecanician of the field electronics. it carried the military service off for 1968/out 69. Apart from the professional activity as radio electronics engineers with the army repair work in bath Bergzabern it visited an evening institute starting from 1969, on which it 1972 the middle ripe one acquired. From this year on he was released personnel council - and a district personnel council chairman.

Beck is married since 1968 and has a son. The family lives in stone field.

a party

since 1972 is Beck member thatSPD. After own stating its entry decision was drö affected by the party program as well as by personalities such as Willy Brandt and the Rhineland-Palatinian SPD chairman at that time William .

Since 1993 he is regional chairman of the SPD in Rhineland-Palatinate and since 2003 of also deputy Federal leaders thatSPD.

After the health-conditioned resignation from party chief place-hit a corner to 10. April 2006 took over briefly Beck as a past deputy party chairman also still additionally kommissarisch the office of the chairman of the party. The SPD presidency suggested it at the same time as a candidate for the tidy party presidency. ThoseChoice is on a special Party Congress to 14. May 2006 take place.

Beck does not belong to a party-political wing briefly. In the media it is described on the one hand as a traditional Social Democrat, on the other hand one it supports completely the efforts introduced by Gerhard Schröder around a modernizationof a party, economics and society.


from 1974 to 1994 was Beck member of the Kreistages southern crying race.

Since 1979 it is as directly selected delegates of the constituency 49 (southern crying race) member of the Rhineland-Palatinian federal state parliament. Of 1982 until 1985 he was sociopolitical speaker of the SPD faction, from 1985 to 1991 their parliamentary managing director, from 1991 to 1994 their chairman.

public offices

from 1989 to 1994 was Beck local mayor in its residence stone field.

To 26. October 1994 became Beck Prime Minister of the country Rhineland-Palatinate, after Rudolf Scharping, which went into the federal politics, had suggested it as its successor. 1996, 2001 and 2006 were red-elect in each case Beck due to the results of the election of the federal parliament.

As underScharping governed Beck from 1994 to 2006 in the federal state government of Rhineland-Palatinate with a social liberal coalition. With the election of the federal parliament of 2006 the SPD obtained the absolute majority of the mandates. The offer Becks to continue the coalition nevertheless leaned thoseFDP off.

2000/2001 were Beck periodically Upper House of Parliament president.

social offices

Beck is member in the Kuratorium of the donation of pupil helping life. Since 1994 he is a chairman of the broadcast commission of the Lands of the Federal Republic, since 1999 in additionChairman Second Channel of German Television - of the board of directors.


  • large Distinguished Service Cross with star
  • 1997: Ehrenmeister des Pfälzischen Handwerks
  • 2003年: COURAGE - price for political acting in favor of psychologically ill humans that lunatically human e. V. - Association for public work inthe psychiatry Leipzig (doping: 1.500 €)
  • 2003: 1. Nearly at night medals „we are only a Karnevalsverein “ of the 1. FSV Mainz 05
  • 2005: Middle class price of the union of medium-size enterprises (doping: to 2.500 €)

see also

federal state government by Rhineland-Palatinate | Rhineland-Palatinian federal state parliament | German house Mainz

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