Christian Ude
Christian Ude is the current mayor of Munich. He is a member of the German Social Democratic Party
Social Democratic Party of Germany
The Social Democratic Party of Germany is a social-democratic political party in Germany...


Additionally, until 2009 he was a member of the board of directors of the football (AE
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: soccer) club TSV 1860 München
TSV 1860 München
Turn- und Sportverein München von 1860, commonly known as TSV 1860 München or 1860 Munich, is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. The club's football team plays in the Second Bundesliga, after relegation from the Bundesliga following the 2003–04 season...


After his career as a journalist
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 and lawyer
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, he was elected as deputy mayor of Munich on May 2, 1990.

On September 12, 1993, he was elected as lord mayor and successor of Georg Kronawitter
Georg Kronawitter
Georg Kronawitter is a German politician of the SPD. He was mayor of Munich from 1972 to 1978 and from 1984 to 1993.Kronawitter was born in Oberthann, a part of Schweitenkirchen, in the district of Pfaffenhofen...

. He was re-elected three times, on June 13, 1999 with 61.2 per cent of all votes, on March 3, 2002 with 64.5 per cent and on March 2, 2008 with 66.8 per cent. He may not run for another term in 2014 because of age limitations. In August 2011 Christian Ude announced his attention to become the SPD
Social Democratic Party of Germany
The Social Democratic Party of Germany is a social-democratic political party in Germany...

's leading canditate for the upcoming Bavarian state election in 2013.

In 2005 he was elected to the post of President of the German cities association.

Aside from his position as lord mayor, he is also political cabaret
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Christian Ude is married to Edith von Welser-Ude since 1984, he for the first time, she for the second time.

External links

Website of Christian Ude
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