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Armin Laschet
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Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Assumed office
16 January 2021
Deputy Silvia Breher
Volker Bouffier
Julia Klöckner
Thomas Strobl
Preceded by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia
Assumed office
27 June 2017
Deputy Joachim Stamp
Preceded by Hannelore Kraft
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union in North Rhine-Westphalia
Assumed office
20 June 2012
Deputy Ralph Brinkhaus
Karl-Josef Laumann
Jan Heinisch
Ina Scharrenbach
Elisabeth Winkelmeier-Becker
General Secretary Bodo Löttgen
Josef Hovenjürgen
Preceded by Norbert Röttgen
Deputy Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Assumed office
5 December 2012
Serving with Volker Bouffier, Julia Klöckner, Silvia Breher and Thomas Strobl
Leader Angela Merkel
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Preceded by Norbert Röttgen
Minister for Generations, Family, Women and Integration of North Rhine-Westphalia
In office
22 May 2005 – 15 July 2010
Minister President Jürgen Rüttgers
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Office abolished
Member of the
Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia
for Aachen II
Assumed office
14 May 2017
Preceded by Daniela Jansen
Member of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia
In office
9 May 2010 – 14 May 2017
Constituency CDU State List
Member of the European Parliament
for Germany
In office
13 June 1999 – 24 June 2005
Constituency Country Wide Party List
Member of the Bundestag
for Aachen I
In office
16 October 1994 – 27 September 1998
Preceded by Hans Stercken
Succeeded by Ulla Schmidt
Personal details
Born 19 February 1961 (1961-02-19) (age 60)
Aachen, West Germany
(now in Germany)
Political party Christian Democratic Union
Spouse(s) Susanne Laschet
Alma mater University of Munich,
University of Bonn

Armin Laschet (born 18 February 1961) is a German politician. He has been the current Minister-president of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia since 27 June 2017. On 16 January 2021, he was elected Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), replacing Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

In February 2020, Laschet announced his candidacy for Christian Democratic Union of Germany leader in the 2021 leadership election. He won the leadership race on 16 January 2021 after beating Friedrich Merz in the second round.

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