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Edmund Stoiber

Edmund Stoiber is a German politician, governor of Bavaria and chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU). He was born on September 29, 1941 in Oberaudorf[?] in the district of Rosenheim. He is a lawyer and since 1974, a member of local government in Bavaria. From 1978 to 1982/83 he was secretary general of the CSU. He led the Bavarian office of state from 1982 to 1986 as undersecretary of state and from 1986 to 1988 as minister of state. As Bavarian minister of the interior he stood up for the maintenance of internal security by using the powers of the state. He also demanded a decrease of the asylum rights (which is more tolerant in Germany than, for example, in the USA).

In May 1993, the Bavarian Land parliament chose him as governor in which office he succeeded Max Streibl[?].

After the withdrawal of CDU head Angela Merkel, Mr. Stoiber became the main candidate of the CDU/CSU for the parlamentary elections which were held in September 2002. However, Gerhard Schröder won by a narrow margin.

See also: List of Premiers of Bavaria

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