Dagmar Metzger


1958 –

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Who is Dagmar Metzger?

Dagmar Metzger is a German lawyer and politician, and a former member of the Parliament of Hesse for the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

She has been a member of the SPD since 1990, and was elected to the city council of Darmstadt in 1997. In the council, she headed the committee for culture and science from 2001 to 2006. Dagmar Metzer is the daughter-in-law of former Darmstadt mayor Günther Metzger.

In the Hesse state election, 2008, she was elected to the Parliament of Hesse.

She became known to a broader audience in March 2008, after she declared that she would not support Andrea Ypsilanti as Prime Minister of Hesse, in a planned election. Ypsilanti, chair of SPD in Hesse, was supposed to form a government with support of the leftist extremist party Die Linke, the successor of the East German communist party. The SPD party had, before the election, vowed not under any circumstances to cooperate with Die Linke. Her father-in-law also told journalists that Dagmar Metzger's father, a social democrat from Berlin, under threat of life had opposed the forced unification of SPD and the Communist Party of Germany to form the East German communist party.

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Dec 10, 1958
  • Germany

on July 23, 2013


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