Guido Westerwelle

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Guido Westerwelle
Guido Westerwelle (Foreign ministry in Stockholm, 2010).jpg
Meenister o Foreign Affairs
In office
28 October 2009 – 17 December 2013
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Precedit bi Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Succeedit bi Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Vice-Chancellor o Germany
In office
28 October 2009 – 16 Mey 2011
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Precedit bi Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Succeedit bi Philipp Rösler
Leader o the Free Democratic Pairty
In office
4 Mey 2001 – 13 Mey 2011
Precedit bi Wolfgang Gerhardt
Succeedit bi Philipp Rösler
Personal details
Born 27 December 1961(1961-12-27)
Bad Honnef, Germany
Dee'd 18 Mairch 2016 (aged 54)
Cologne, Germany
Poleetical pairty Free Democratic Pairty
Domestic partner Michael Mronz
Alma mater Varsity o Bonn
Distance University of Hagen
Wabsteid Official website

Guido Westerwelle (German: [ˈɡiːdo ˈvɛstɐˌvɛlə]; 27 December 1961 o Bad Honnef, North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany - 18 Mairch 2016 o Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalie Germany) wis a German politeecian who served as the Foreign Meenister in the seicont cabinet o Chancellor Angela Merkel an wis Vice Chancellor o Germany frae 2009 tae 2011. He is the first openly gey person tae hauld either o those poseetions. He haed been the chairman o the Free Democratic Pairty o Germany (FDP) syne Mey 2001, but stepped doun in 2011.[1] A lawyer bi profession, he wis member o the Bundestag frae 1996 tae 2013.

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  1. "Westerwelle gibt den FDP-Vorsitz ab" Die Zeit (3 April 2011) (German)