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Norbert Blüm (21 July 1935 – 23 April 2020) was a German politician. He was federal legislator from North Rhine-Westphalia, chairman of the CDU North Rhine-Westphalia (1987–1999), and minister of labor and social affairs from 1982 to 1988. His slogan "The pension is safe" ("Die Rente ist sicher") has been remembered. He was a member of the German Bundestag from 1972 to 1981 and from 1983 to 2002.

Blüm was born in Rüsselsheim am Main, then Nazi Germany. Due to a sepsis he was paralyzed in arms and legs since 2019. He died on 23 April 2020 in Bonn, Germany at the age of 84.


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