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|Mayor of Munich|
12 September 1993 – 30 April 2014
|Preceded by||Georg Kronawitter|
|Succeeded by||Dieter Reiter|
|Deputy Mayor of Munich|
2 May 1990 – 11 September 1993
|Born||26 October 1947|
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Edith von Welser-Ude|
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.
He was elected as deputy mayor of Munich on 2 May 1990, two months after he was elected into the city council of Munich.
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.
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.
(MünchenPortrait ; 1)
- "Ude rechnet mit Hoeneß ab". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
- Der Messias will es wissen, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 9 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011
- Christian Ude: Vom Oberbürgermeister zum Hoffnungsträger der Partei, Augsburger Allgemeine, August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011
- Hoffen auf den bayerischen Kretschmann, Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 11, 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011
- Erstmals echte Konkurrenz für Seehofer, Welt Online, August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011
- Ein zweiter Frühling für Christian Ude, Berliner Morgenpost, 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011
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