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November 26, 1988 | From Reuters
The West German parliament on Friday elected Rita Suessmuth, 51, as Speaker to replace Philipp Jenninger, who resigned in an international uproar over his speech marking the 50th anniversary of a notorious Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom. Suessmuth, Christian Democrat health minister since 1985 and one of West Germany's most popular politicians, received wide bipartisan backing in being elevated to the Speaker's post by a 380-72 vote with 21 abstentions. Jenninger quit on Nov.
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November 26, 1988 | From Reuters
The West German parliament on Friday elected Rita Suessmuth, 51, as Speaker to replace Philipp Jenninger, who resigned in an international uproar over his speech marking the 50th anniversary of a notorious Nazi Kristallnacht pogrom. Suessmuth, Christian Democrat health minister since 1985 and one of West Germany's most popular politicians, received wide bipartisan backing in being elevated to the Speaker's post by a 380-72 vote with 21 abstentions. Jenninger quit on Nov.
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November 29, 1985 | From Reuters
West Germany's 25 million households will be mailed government leaflets about AIDS, Health Minister Rita Suessmuth told Parliament on Thursday. Suessmuth said the leaflets will explain the facts about acquired immune deficiency syndrome and help to overcome fears and prejudices.
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April 5, 1989
Imprisoned members of West Germany's extremist Red Army Faction rejected an offer of mediation by parliamentary leader Rita Suessmuth and will continue a 63-day-old hunger strike "even if it means they starve to death," their attorneys said in Bonn. The lawyers said the Red Army members will stop their fast only if authorities meet their demand to be moved from separate cells among those of other inmates to common holding areas where they can be together.
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August 31, 1985 | From Reuters
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has appointed education professor Rita Suessmuth as new Health, Youth and Family Affairs Minister, a government spokesman said Friday. She succeeds Heiner Geissler, Christian Democratic Union general-secretary, who said earlier this year that he would relinquish the ministerial post to give full attention to his party's campaign for the 1987 West German elections.
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October 14, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
A German political leader said that a central registry used to hunt Nazi war criminals could become a model for a new system to track down and prosecute sex offenders. "This model has proved its worth in the past with the investigation of Nazi crimes," Rita Suessmuth, president of the German Parliament, wrote in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
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June 25, 1990 | Times Wire Services
The speakers of the East and West German parliaments arrived in Israel on a historic joint trip abroad today but their Israeli counterpart, Dov Shilansky, a survivor of the Holocaust, refused to greet them. Other Israeli officials, however, hailed the visit of Sabine Bergmann-Pohl of East Germany and Rita Suessmuth of West Germany as a special goodwill gesture.
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November 25, 1988 | From Reuters
The West German Parliament today elected Rita Suessmuth as Speaker to replace Philipp Jenninger, who resigned in an international uproar over his speech marking the 50th anniversary of a notorious Nazi pogrom. Suessmuth, 51, Christian Democrat Health Minister since 1985 and one of West Germany's most popular politicians, received wide bipartisan backing in being elevated to the Speaker's post by a 380-72 vote with 21 abstentions.
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May 7, 1989 | From Reuters
A gynecologist in the predominantly Roman Catholic state of Bavaria was jailed for 2 1/2 years Friday for performing illegal abortions. In an eight-month trial dubbed a "witch hunt" by its critics, Horst Theissen, 50, was charged with carrying out at least 79 illegal abortions between 1981 and 1987. He said he knew he was breaking the law but did so because of his clients' distressing circumstances. West German law allows for a pregnancy to be terminated only when a second doctor agrees it is socially or medically necessary.
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March 14, 1994 | Reuters
Germany's Social Democrats swept back into power in Lower Saxony state Sunday, dealing Chancellor Helmut Kohl's party a stinging defeat in the first of the country's 19 elections this year, German television said. According to a computer projection, the Social Democrats won 44.4%, just above its score in 1990, while Kohl's Christian Democrats slumped to 35.9% from 42% in the last election.
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