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Gerhard Schröder

Gerhard Schröder (born April 7, 1944) is a German politician and the current Bundeskanzler (Federal Chancellor, the head of government) of Germany.

Schröder was born in Mossenberg[?], in the county of Lippe-Detmold[?]. He joined the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in 1963.

He became Bundeskanzler on October 27, 1998. Since the resignation of Oskar Lafontaine[?] from his office as SPD chairman in March, 1999, he has held that office as well. In the general elections on September 22, 2002, his term was extended by four years, thanks to the victory of his governing Red-Green coalition.

He spoke against a war on Iraq during 2003.

Schröder has been married several times:

See also: Politics of Germany

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There is another Gerhard Schröder, who was a member of the CDU party and minister of the Interior, Foreign Affairs, and Defense in the 1950s and 1960s. See Gerhard Schröder, CDU.

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