A Bismarck to join the German parliament

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28 February 2005, LUEBECK - The German parliament is due to gain a deputy with one of the most prominent historical names in Germany when Carl-Eduard Graf von Bismarck takes a seat for the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Carl-Eduard, 43, is a great-great grandson of Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), who as the "Iron Chancellor" was the driving force in the creation of the modern German state. The Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper said Carl-Eduard was to take the seat in the German parliament of Pet

28 February 2005

LUEBECK - The German parliament is due to gain a deputy with one of the most prominent historical names in Germany when Carl-Eduard Graf von Bismarck takes a seat for the opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

Carl-Eduard, 43, is a great-great grandson of Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), who as the "Iron Chancellor" was the driving force in the creation of the modern German state.

The Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper said Carl-Eduard was to take the seat in the German parliament of Peter Harry Carstensen, who led the CDU in the 27 February  elections in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The paper said Carstensen aimed to give up his seat in Berlin in order to lead his party in the state parliament. A CDU spokesman in the state capital Kiel confirmed the paper's account on Sunday.

Otto von Bismarck was the major player in shaping the modern German state, first as Prussian Prime Minister from 1862 to 1873 and then, after the founding of the German Reich, as Imperial Chancellor in Berlin from 1871 to 1890.

DPA

Subject: German news

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