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.

Christian Ude
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Mayor of Munich
In office
12 September 1993 – 30 April 2014
Preceded byGeorg Kronawitter
Succeeded byDieter Reiter
Deputy Mayor of Munich
In office
2 May 1990 – 11 September 1993
Personal details
Born (1947-10-26) 26 October 1947 (age 71)
Munich, Bavaria
NationalityGerman
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Edith von Welser-Ude
Children6

CareerEdit

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.[1]

On 12 September 1993, Ude was elected as lord mayor[2] 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.[3][4][5][6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

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 activitiesEdit

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.

BibliographyEdit

  • Asta Schreib: Christian Ude. (in German). München, München-Verlag 2007, ISBN 978-3-937090-22-1.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.christian-ude.de/christian-ude/lebenslauf/
  2. ^ "Ude rechnet mit Hoeneß ab". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). May 17, 2014. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Der Messias will es wissen, Süddeutsche Zeitung, 9 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011
  4. ^ Christian Ude: Vom Oberbürgermeister zum Hoffnungsträger der Partei, Augsburger Allgemeine, August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011
  5. ^ Hoffen auf den bayerischen Kretschmann, Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 11, 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011
  6. ^ Erstmals echte Konkurrenz für Seehofer, Welt Online, August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011
  7. ^ Ein zweiter Frühling für Christian Ude, Berliner Morgenpost, 11 August 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2011

External linksEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
Georg Kronawitter
Mayor of Munich
1993–2014
Succeeded by
Dieter Reiter