Gerhard Schröder

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Gerhard Schröder
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Chancellor o Germany
In office
27 October 1998 – 22 November 2005
Preses Roman Herzog
Johannes Rau
Horst Köhler
Deputy Joschka Fischer
Precedit bi Helmut Kohl
Succeeded by Angela Merkel
Leader o the Social Democratic Pairty
In office
12 Mairch 1999 – 21 Mairch 2004
Precedit bi Oskar Lafontaine
Succeeded by Franz Müntefering
Preses o the Bundesrat
In office
1 November 1997 – 27 October 1998
Precedit bi Erwin Teufel
Succeeded by Hans Eichel
Prime Meenister o Lawer Saxony
In office
21 Juin 1990 – 27 October 1998
Precedit bi Ernst Albrecht
Succeeded by Gerhard Glogowski
Personal details
Born Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder
7 Aprile 1944 (1944-04-07) (age 71)
Mossenberg, Germany
Poleetical pairty Social Democratic Pairty
Alma mater Varsity o Göttingen

Gerhard Fritz Kurt Schröder ([ˈɡɛɐ̯haɐ̯t fʁɪts kʊʁt ˈʃʁøːdɐ] ( listen); born 7 Aprile 1944) is a German politeecian, an wis Chancellor o Germany frae 1998 tae 2005. As a member o the Social Democratic Pairty o Germany (SPD), he led a coalition govrenment o the SPD an the Greens. Afore acomin a full-time politeecian, he wis a lawyer, an afore acomin Chancellor he served as Prime Meenister o Lawer Saxony (1990–1998). Follaein the 2005 federal election, which his pairty lost, efter three weeks o negotiations he stuid doun as Chancellor in favour o Angela Merkel o the rival Christian Democratic Union. He is currently the chairman o the board o Nord Stream AG, efter havin been hired as a global manager bi investment bank Rothschild.