Roland Richter (politician, 1957)

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Roland Richter (born November 16, 1957 in Sigmaringen ) is a German politician ( CDU ).

After graduating from high school, Richter studied in Karlsruhe and became a graduate industrial engineer. From 1988 to 1990 he was the personal advisor to Minister Gerhard Weiser , then from 1990 to 1992 he was deputy head of the central office in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Rural Areas. From 1992 to 1994 he was head of the Baden-Württemberg Rural Area Academy.

In 1979 Richter joined the CDU. From 1987 to 1992 he was district chairman of the Junge Union Nordbaden, and in 1989 he became a member of the state executive committee of the CDU Baden-Württemberg and the district executive committee of the CDU North Baden. From 1994 to 1998 Richter sat in the German Bundestag . During his only electoral term, he represented the Pforzheim constituency as a directly elected member.

In September 1994 he involuntarily gained some notoriety when he appeared for the election of the Federal Chancellor in the constituent session of the 13th German Bundestag at the last minute to cast his vote - which should be decisive, since candidate Helmut Kohl had only 337 of the required votes by then 338 votes in favor. Richter had simply overslept, a "faux pas" as he later stated.


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Individual evidence

  1. Michael F. Feldkamp: Data Handbook on the History of the German Bundestag . Ed .: Administration of the German Bundestag. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden 2005, ISBN 3-8329-1395-5 , p. 367 ( [PDF]).
  2. Personal details : Roland Richter . In: Der Spiegel . No. 1 , 1995, p. 154 ( online - Jan. 2, 1995 ).