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Christian Ude

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Preceded by  Georg Kronawitter
Role  German Politician
Nationality  German
Succeeded by  Dieter Reiter
Children  6
Parents  Karl Ude, Renee Ude
Name  Christian Ude

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Born  October 26, 1947 (age 68) Munich, Bavaria (1947-10-26)
Political party  Social Democratic Party
Spouse  Edith von Welser-Ude (m. 1983)
Education  Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Party  Social Democratic Party of Germany

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Christian Ude (born 26 October 1947 in Munich) is a German politician who served as mayor of Munich from 1993 to 2014. He is a member of the German Social Democratic Party.


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From 1967 to 1969 he worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung. He studied legal science in Munich 1969-1977. From 1979-1990 he worked as a lawyer.

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He was elected as deputy mayor of Munich on 2 May 1990, two months after he was elected into the city council of Munich.

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On 12 September 1993, Ude was elected as lord mayor and successor of Georg Kronawitter. He was re-elected three times, on 13 June 1999 with 61.2 per cent of all votes, on 3 March 2002 with 64.5 per cent and on 2 March 2008 with 66.8 per cent. In August 2011 Christian Ude announced his intention to become the SPD's leading candidate for the upcoming Bavarian state election in 2013.

Personal life

In addition to his position as lord mayor, Ude is also a political cabaret artist. Ude has been married to Edith von Welser-Ude since 1984, it is his first and her second marriage.

Other activities

Additionally, Ude was a member of the board of directors of the 1860 Munich until 2009. In 2005, Ude was elected to the post of President of the German cities association.


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