Ingo Senftleben

Ingo Senftleben (born 10 August 1974) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Ingo Senftleben
2018-12-07 Ingo Senftleben CDU Pateitag in Hamburg-2617 (cropped).jpg
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union in Brandenburg
In office
25 April 2015 – 10 September 2019
Preceded byMichael Schierack
Leader of the CDU Parliamentary Group in the Landtag of Brandenburg
In office
18 November 2014 – 10 September 2019
Preceded byMichael Schierack
Personal details
Born (1974-08-10) 10 August 1974 (age 46)
Großenhain, East Germany
Political partyChristian Democratic Union

Early life and careerEdit

A trained bricklayer, Senftleben worked at Strabag from 1995 until 1999.

Political careerEdit

Senftleben has been a member of the Landtag of Brandenburg since the 1999 state elections. From 2004 until 2009, he chaired the parliament's Committee on Education, Youth and Sports.

On 18 November 2014, Senftleben became leader of the CDU parliamentary group in the Landtag of Brandenburg.[1] On 25 April 2015, he was elected as leader of the CDU of Brandenburg.[2]

In the negotiations to form a coalition government under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel following the 2017 federal elections, Senftleben was part of the working group on energy, climate protection and the environment, led by Armin Laschet, Georg Nüßlein and Barbara Hendricks.

After the poorly outcome of his party in the 2019 Brandenburg state election Senftleben abdicated on 10 September 2019 as party and parliamentary group leader.[3]

Other activitiesEdit

Political positionsEdit

In 2018, Senftleben became the first leading the CDU politician to declare his openness to going into coalition with the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Senftleben is married and has three children.


  1. ^ "Ingo Senftleben zum neuen CDU-Fraktionschef gewählt" (in German). Berliner Morgenpost. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Senftleben neuer Chef der Brandenburger CDU" (in German). B.Z. 25 April 2015. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ (in german)
  4. ^ Justin Huggler (April 13, 2018), Politician from Angela Merkel's party 'open to talks with AfD' The Daily Telegraph.

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