(born August 16
) is a German politician
). From 1998 to 1999, he was Minister-President
of the Saarland
, and 1999 - 2000, Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs
After passing the Abitur
, Klimmt studied history at the Saarland University
He is a passionate bibliophile and writes columns for the German website of AbeBooks.
Klimmt is married and has three children.
Since 1964, Klimmt is a member of the SPD
. In 1998, he became Minister-President of the Saarland, since his precedessor, Oskar Lafontaine
became the new Federal Minister of Finance
after the SPD's victory at the Federal election
In 1999, Klimmt lost to Peter Müller in the parliament elections in the Saarland. Later that year, he became Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. After only one year in office, he was forced to resign because of his role in a dubious financial crisis of the German football club 1. FC Saarbrücken.
This article is based on the entry Reinhard Klimmt
in the German Wikipedia