Thomas de Maizière

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Thomas de Maizière (2017)

Karl Ernst Thomas de Maizière (born 21 January 1954) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who served as Federal Minister of the Interior from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 to 2018, as well as Federal Minister of Defence from 2011 to 2013. He previously served as Head of the Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs in the First Merkel cabinet from 2005 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Bundestag for Meißen.


  • A part of these answers would make the population feel unsafe.
    • On November 17, 2015, the German Federal Minister of the Interior when asked about details regarding the terrorist threat resulting in the last-minute cancellation of the football game Germany vs The Netherlands in Hanover.
    • Source: Die Welt: De Maizière bereut "Ein Teil dieser Antworten ...",, 26. März 2016

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