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Rudolf Scharping, 2001
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Rudolf Scharping (December 2, 1947 in Niederelbert) is a German politician (SPD). Rudolf Scharping Source. ... Rudolf Scharping Source. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics to the extent of holding or running for public office. ... SPD redirects here. ...


Scharping studied politics, sociology and law at the University of Bonn. He joined the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in 1966. He was Member of the Rhineland-Palatine Diet from 1975 to 1994. From 21 May 1991 to 15 October 1994 he was prime minister of the state. In 1994 he ran for chancellor against Helmut Kohl (CDU), lost, and became leader of the opposition. His successor for the prime minister post was Kurt Beck. The main building, viewed from the Hofgarten. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... The Rhenish Palatinate (Rheinpfalz, sometimes Lower Palatinate or Niederpfalz) occupies rather more than a quarter of the German Bundesland (federal state) of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz) and contains the towns of Ludwigshafen, Kaiserslautern, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Pirmasens, Landau and Speyer. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in Leap years). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Dr. Helmut Kohl (full name Helmut Josef Michael Kohl) (born April 3, 1930) is a German conservative politician and statesman. ... The Christian Democratic Union (CDU - Christlich-Demokratische Union) is a political party in Germany. ... Kurt Beck, 2004 Kurt Beck (* 1949 in Bad Bergzabern) is a German politician and since 1994 the prime minister of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz). ...


From 1993 to 1995, Scharping was chairman of the SPD, succeeding Björn Engholm. He was then defeated by Oskar Lafontaine in an election at the federal party convent at Mannheim. He was elected as one of five assistant chairmen in the same year and re-elected in 1997, 1999 and 2001. He has been member of the Bundestag since 1994. He led the SPD parliamentary group from 1994 to 1998. 1993 (MCMXCIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1995 (MCMXCV in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Björn Engholm (November 9, 1939) is a German SPD politician. ... Oskar Lafontaine Oskar Lafontaine (born September 16, 1943 in Saarlouis-Roden) is a left-wing German politician and a leading member of the Left Party. ... Basic information Country: Germany Federal state: Land Baden-Württemberg Regions: Rhein-Neckar District: Independent municipality Population: 324,787 (Mai 2005) Additional information Area: 144. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Bundestag (Federal Diet) is the parliament of Germany. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


From 27 October 1998 to 18 July 2002 he was Germany's Minister of Defense. In his period of office, the German Bundeswehr participated for the first time in a military operation outside Germany (in Republic of Macedonia). October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII in Roman) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... July 18 is the 199th day (200th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 166 days remaining. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A defence minister ( Commonwealth English) or defense minister ( American English) is a cabinet portfolio (position) which regulates the armed forces in a sovereign nation. ... The Bundeswehr ( (help· info)) is the armed forces of Germany and its administration. ... Motto: Anthem: Today Over Macedonia (Macedonian: Денес Над Македонија, Denes Nad Makedonija) Capital Skopje Largest city Skopje Official language(s) Macedonian1 Government President Prime Minister Parliamentary republic Branko Crvenkovski Vlado Bučkovski Independence Declared From Yugoslavia September 8, 1991 Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   25,333 km² (146th) 1. ...


At this time, Scharping justified the attacks with the existence of an Operation Horseshoe, which was the alleged plan of the Serbian government to systematically evict all Albanians from Kosovo. The existence of this plan was disputed soon after its revelation. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kosovo (Albanian: Kosovë / Kosova, Serbian: Косово и Метохија / Kosovo i Metohija) is a province of Serbia. ...


Scharping was unseated shortly before the Bundestag elections in 2002, due to several political affairs. In the so-called Mallorca Affair he had his picture taken in the swimming pool in company of his girlfriend Kristina Countess Pilati while the Bundeswehr was about to begin a difficult mission in republic of Macedonia. The Moritz Hunzinger Affair was also related to him. Scharping is the first German Federal Minister to be dismissed against his own will. Motto: Anthem: Today Over Macedonia (Macedonian: Денес Над Македонија, Denes Nad Makedonija) Capital Skopje Largest city Skopje Official language(s) Macedonian1 Government President Prime Minister Parliamentary republic Branko Crvenkovski Vlado Bučkovski Independence Declared From Yugoslavia September 8, 1991 Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   25,333 km² (146th) 1. ...


Following his dismissal as Minister of Defense, he withdrew his candidacy for reelection as vice chairman as his chances were meagre. His successor was once again Kurt Beck. Despite demands from the party he has not yet abandoned his Bundestag seat, however, he will not again run for a seat in the elections on September 18, 2005. The Bundestag (Federal Diet) is the parliament of Germany. ...

Preceded by:
Johannes Rau
Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany
1993–1995
Succeeded by:
Oskar Lafontaine

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Rudolf Scharping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (400 words)
Rudolf Scharping (December 2, 1947 in Niederelbert) is a German politician (SPD).
From 1993 to 1995, Scharping was chairman of the SPD, succeeding Björn Engholm.
At this time, Scharping justified the attacks with the existence of an Operation Horseshoe, which was the alleged plan of the Serbian government to systematically evict all Albanians from Kosovo.
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