Renate Künast

Renate Elly Künast (* 15. December 1955 in Recklinghausen) is a German politician (alliance 90/Die the Green).

Renate Künast
Renate Künast

you is since 2005 a chairman of the Bundestag faction alliance 90/Die the Green and was from 2001 to 2005 Federal Ministriesfor consumer protection, nutrition and agriculture.

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training and occupation

after the study at the professional school for social work in Duesseldorf of 1973 to 1976 and the acknowledgment year 1976/77 Renate Künast worked between 1977 and 1979 as a social female worker in the penal institution Berlin Tegel. Subsequently, it took up its law studies at the free University of Berlin, whichit 1982 with first and 1985 with the second legal state examination terminated. Since then it is certified as a woman barrister and belongs to the Kanzlei, in that among other things also her party friend Wolfgang how/as country, with that it together for many years thoseParliamentary group in the citizen of Berlin Lower House led, when attorney is active.

a party

1979 followed Renate Künast of the citizens of Berlin alternatives list . By June 2000 until March 2001 she was finally a chairman of the Federal Administration of alliance 90/Die the Green.


from 1985 to 1987 as well as from 1989 to 2000 was her member of the Lower House of Berlin. Here she dressed the office of the leaders of the parliamentary group from 1989 to 1990, 1990 to 1993 and again from 1998until 2000 that the parliamentary group spokeswoman. From 1995 to 1998 she was a deputy spokeswoman.

Since 2002 is Renate Künast member of the German federal daily.

2005 were selected it over the national list Berlin into the German Bundestag. In its constituency Berlin Tempelhof - Beautiful mountain reached it 21.0% the Erststimmen.

After the Red-Green Federal Government under Federal Chancellor Schröder could reach no more majority, Künast of the office of the minister for consumer protection, nutrition and agriculture resigned to 27. September 2005 and became together with Fritz boldto the chairman of the Bundestag faction alliance 90/Die the Green selected.

public offices

of 12. January 2001 up to 4. October 2005 was it Federal Ministries for consumer protection, nutrition and agriculture in the Federal Government led by Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

honorary commitment

Künast is member in the adviser of the Humanisti union, a citizen right organization.


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