Frank-Walter Steinmeier

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier
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Preses o Germany
Assumed office
19 Mairch 2017
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Olaf Scholz
Precedit biJoachim Gauck
Meenister for Foreign Affairs
In office
17 December 2013 – 27 Januar 2017
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Precedit biGuido Westerwelle
Succeedit biSigmar Gabriel
In office
22 November 2005 – 27 October 2009
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Precedit biJoschka Fischer
Succeedit biGuido Westerwelle
Leader o the Social Democratic Pairty in the Bundestag
In office
27 October 2009 – 16 December 2013
Precedit biPeter Struck
Succeedit biThomas Oppermann
Vice Chancellor o Germany
In office
21 November 2007 – 27 October 2009
ChancellorAngela Merkel
Precedit biFranz Müntefering
Succeedit biGuido Westerwelle
Chief o Staff o the Chancellery
In office
31 Julie 1999 – 22 November 2005
ChancellorGerhard Schröder
Precedit biBodo Hombach
Succeedit biThomas de Maizière
Personal details
Born (1956-01-05) 5 Januar 1956 (age 66)
Detmold, Wast Germany
(nou Germany)
Poleetical pairtySocial Democratic Pairty
Alma materVarsity o Giessen

Frank-Walter Steinmeier [ˈfʁaŋkˌvaltɐ ˈʃtaɪ̯nˌmaɪ̯.ɐ] (born 5 Januar 1956) is a German politeecian o the Social Democratic Pairty o Germany (SPD) wha is the Preses o Germany, takin office on 19 Mairch 2017. He previously served as Meenister for Foreign Affairs frae 2013 tae 2017. Steinmeier wis a close aide o Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, servin as Chief o Staff in the German Chancellery frae 1999 tae 2005. He subsequently served as Foreign Meenister (2005–2009) an Vice Chancellor (2007–2009) in the grand coalition govrenment o Angela Merkel. In 2008, he briefly served as actin chairman o his party.