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Horst Seehofer
Prime Minister of Bavaria
In office
27 October 2008 – 13 March 2018
Deputy Ilse Aigner (since 2013)
Martin Zeil (2008–2013)
Preceded by Günther Beckstein
Succeeded by Markus Söder
President of Germany
In office
17 February 2012 – 18 March 2012
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Preceded by Christian Wulff
Succeeded by Joachim Gauck
President of the Bundesrat
In office
1 November 2011 – 31 October 2012
Preceded by Hannelore Kraft
Succeeded by Winfried Kretschmann
Chairman of the Christian Social Union
Assumed office
25 October 2008
Preceded by Erwin Huber
Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
In office
22 November 2005 – 27 October 2008
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Preceded by Renate Künast
Succeeded by Ilse Aigner
Federal Minister of Health
In office
6 May 1992 – 26 October 1998
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Gerda Hasselfeldt
Succeeded by Andrea Fischer
Member of the Bundestag
In office
1980 – 2008
Succeeded by Reinhard Brandl
Personal details
Born (1949-07-04) 4 July 1949 (age 72)
Ingolstadt, Bavaria, Germany
Political party Christian Social Union
Spouse(s) Karin Seehofer
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Horst Lorenz Seehofer (born 4 July 1949 in Ingolstadt) is a German conservative politician (CSU). He was the Federal Minister for Health and Social Security from 1992 to 1998 and the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection from 2005 to 2008. In October 2008 he became chairman of the CSU and Minister-President of Bavaria. In 2011/12 he served as President of the Bundesrat.

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