Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel

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Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel (born April 6, 1947 in Bad Tennstedt ) is a German politician ( SPD ).

From 1998 to 2002 she was chairwoman of the Bundestag committee for family, senior citizens, women and youth . From 2002 to 2005 she was Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth .

Life and work

After graduating from the Arnoldischule School in Gotha in 1965 , Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel trained as a bookseller and worked in this profession until 1970. She then studied theology at the Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg until 1976 . She then worked as a graduate theologian until 1990 as a pastor at the pastor's office for clinical pastoral care in Halle / Saale. From 1980 to 1990 she was a member of the presidium of the Halle / Saale District Synod and from 1988 to 1990 she was deputy superintendent. In 1990 she graduated as a supervisor in pastoral psychology .

Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel is married and has two children.

Political party

In October 1989 she was one of the founders of the SDP (later the SPD) in the GDR . From 1993 to 2005 she was chairwoman of the SPD city association Halle / Saale. From 2002 to 2004 she was also deputy state chairwoman of the SPD Saxony-Anhalt .

Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel is co-editor of the Spw - magazine for socialist politics and economy .


From 1990 to 1992 she was city councilor and vice president of the city council of Halle / Saale.

From 1990 to 2009 she was a member of the German Bundestag . From 1998 to 2002 she was a member of the board of the SPD parliamentary group and at the same time chairwoman of the committee for family, senior citizens, women and youth.

Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel entered the Bundestag in 1990 via the Saxony-Anhalt state list and then always as a directly elected member of the Halle-Altstadt or Halle constituency . In the 2005 Bundestag election , she received 36.0% of the first votes .

Public offices

After the federal election in 2002 , she was appointed Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth on October 22, 2002 in the Federal Government led by Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder .

After the Bundestag election in 2005, Ursula von der Leyen ( CDU ) was appointed head of the Family Ministry and Christel Riemann-Hanewinckel left office on November 22, 2005.


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