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Oskar Lafontaine

born 16 September 1943 Saarlouis
Oskar Lafontaine

Degree in physics; from 1966 member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD); city councillor, mayor and chief mayor in Saarbrücken;
member of arliament of the federal state of Saarland; chairman of the SPD in Saarland; 1985 minister president of the Saarland; deputy chairman of the SPD; in 1990 SPDcandidate for the post of Chancellor, chairman of the SPD party between 1995 - 1999. 1999 withdrawal from politics.

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