Erich Honecker

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Erich Honecker
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Honecker in May 1976
General Secretar o the Central Committee o the Socialist Unity Pairty o Germany
In office
3 Mey 1971 – 18 October 1989
Precedit biWalter Ulbricht
Succeedit biEgon Krenz
Chairman o the State Cooncil o the German Democratic Republic
In office
29 October 1976 – 18 October 1989
Precedit biWilli Stoph
Succeedit biEgon Krenz
Chairman o the Naitional Defense Cooncil o East Germany
In office
Precedit biWalter Ulbricht
Succeedit biEgon Krenz
Personal details
Born25 August 1912(1912-08-25)
Neunkirchen, German Empire
Dee'd29 Mey 1994(1994-05-29) (aged 81)
Santiago, Chile
Poleetical pairtyKPD (1922–1946)
SED (1946–1989)
KPD (1990–1994)
Spoose(s)Charlotte Schanuel (m. 1945; d. 1947)
Edith Baumann (m. 1950; div. 1953)
Margot Feist (m. 1953)

Erich Honecker (German: [ˈeːʁɪç ˈhɔnɛkɐ]; 25 August 1912 – 29 Mey 1994) wis a German politeecian who, as the General Secretar o the Socialist Unity Pairty, led the German Democratic Republic frae 1971 till the weeks precedin the faw o the Berlin Waw in 1989.