Jan Korte

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Jan Korte (2014)

Jan Korte (born April 5, 1977 in Osnabrück ) is a German politician and political scientist. Korte is a member of the Bundestag for Die Linke .

Life and work

After graduating from high school Oesede in Georgsmarienhütte in 1997 , Korte initially did his community service and began studying political science , sociology and history at the University of Hanover in 1999 , which he completed in 2005 as a Magister Artium (MA). Jan Korte is married and has two children.

Political party

As a schoolboy, Korte became a member of Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen , which he left in 1999 in protest against the party's approval for NATO operations against what was then the rest of Yugoslavia . In the same year he joined the PDS . From 2004 to 2007, Korte was chairman of the PDS district association in Hanover . From November 2004 to June 2007 he was a member of the PDS federal executive committee. Since the merger with WASG in June 2007, he has been a member of the federal executive committee of the party Die Linke and was elected to the federal executive committee at the Cottbus party congress on May 24 and 25, 2008.

Political positions

Jan Korte belongs to the reform-oriented forum for democratic socialism . He is the group's data protection officer . Korte is a domestic politician. His focus is on data protection, security policy and civil rights . Korte was one of the sharpest critics of Wolfgang Schäuble's domestic policy in the grand coalition. Furthermore, he is involved in the field of history and politics for the rehabilitation of the time of the Cold War left pursued (see KPD ban ) and for the rehabilitation of all NS - Justice victims .

At a Jusos congress at which Korte was invited as a guest, he said that the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan had achieved standards that the occupation of NATO had not yet achieved, for example enabling general schooling.

Korte is the official supporter of the surveillance-critical data protection demonstration Freedom Instead of Fear .


From 1996 to 1999, Korte was chairman of the Greens in the Georgsmarienhütte city council. Jan Korte has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2005 . In the 2009 Bundestag election on September 27, 2009, he won the direct mandate in the Anhalt constituency (constituency 72) with a 325-vote lead over the CDU applicant Kees de Vries . Korte was a full member of the Interior Committee and a deputy member of the Legal Committee and the Committee for Science and Research and a member of the Bundestag Interior Committee .

In the 2013 Bundestag election on September 22, 2013, he moved through the state list to the 18th German Bundestag and was elected working group leader and deputy parliamentary group chairman, from November 2015 until the 2017 Bundestag election he was deputy to the parliamentary group chairmen Dietmar Bartsch and Sahra Wagenknecht .

In the general election in 2017 he was re-elected and since October 2017 the first parliamentary secretary of the Left Party. In the 19th German Bundestag, Korte is chairman of the committee for election examinations, immunity and rules of procedure. In addition, he is a full member of the Mediation Committee and the Council of Elders and a deputy member of the Election Review Committee.

In January 2012 it became known that Jan Korte was one of 27 members of the Bundestag left under observation by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution , which was criticized by politicians from all political groups . ( See also: observation of the party Die Linke by the protection of the constitution ).


Web links

Commons : Jan Korte  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Time for a late apology
  2. ^ Rehabilitation for "war traitors" ( Memento from September 29, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  3. Sebastian Christ: Juso Congress - "That's too stupid for me now" (in: Stern-Online, article from June 8, 2008)
  4. ^ Demonstration of freedom instead of fear , list of supporters
  5. http://www.stala.sachsen-anhalt.de/wahlen/bt09/fms/fms212li.html
  6. Everyone wants to see themselves represented: Left faction presents new personnel table
  7. ^ Wolfgang Elbers: Ex-GMHütter Jan Korte in Berlin in the first political series. In: noz.de. January 5, 2018, accessed January 7, 2018 .
  8. ^ German Bundestag - MPs. Retrieved August 15, 2020 .
  9. ^ Secret service: The protection of the constitution observes 27 left-wing MPs. In: Spiegel online . January 22, 2012, accessed October 26, 2013 .
  10. Monitoring of MPs "unbearable". In: tagesschau.de . January 22, 2012, archived from the original on January 16, 2013 ; Retrieved October 26, 2013 .