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Martin Schulz

Martin Schulz was born on 20 December 1955.

Since 1984 he has been a municipal councilor in Würselen. He became mayor of Würselen between 1987 and 1998.

From 1991-1999 he was member of the SPD Party Council. Since 1995 he has been member of the Mittelrhein SPD Executive. He has been chairman of the SPD Aachen District since 1996 and since 1999 he has been member of the SPD Federal Executive.

In 1994 he has become a Member of the European Parliament. He was the S&D Group coordinator of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (1994 -1996) and S&D Group coordinator of the Committee on Civil Liberties and Home Affairs (1996-2000). He was the first vice-chairman of the PSE Group from 2002 to 2004 and President of the Parliamentary Group of the Socialists & Democrats from 2004 to 2012.

In January 2012 he was elected President of the European Parliament.

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