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Press conference: Dr Helmut Kohl - Minister-President of the Rheinland-Pfalz, West Germany



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FOR THE PRESS

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DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

CANBERRA

PR 30 A u gust 1972

. PRESS CONFERENCE; DR HELMUT KOHL

MINISTER-PRESIDENT OF THE RHEINLAND-PFALZ, WEST GERMANY

Dr K o h l, M i n i s t e r - P r e s i d e n t o f t h e R h e - in la n d -P fa lz ( e q u i v a l e n t

t o t h e P r e m ie r o f a S t a t e G o v ern m en t) w i l l h o l d a p r e s s c o n f e r e n c e a t

i 5 p .m . i n t h e B o r o n ia Room o f t h e C a n b e rra · Rex on F r id a y 1 s t S e p te m b e r.

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R e f re s h m e n ts w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e from 4 .5 0 p .m . i n room 3 - 4 0 .

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Dr K ohl i s a l s o t h e F e d e r a l V ic e C hairm an o f t h e C h r i s t i a n

D e m o c ra tic U n io n , th e m ain o p p o s i t i o n p a r t y i n W est G erm any.

A l l P a r l i a m e n t a r y P r e s s b u r e a u x a r e i n v i t e d t o a t t e n d .

(A s h o r t b i o g r a p h i c a l n o te i s a t t a c h e d . )

(B .D . H aw kins) A /P u b lic I n f o r m a t io n O f f i c e r .

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

Dr H elm ut KOHL

B orn L u d w ig s h a fe n '1930

S t u d i e d a t F r a n k f u r t and H e i d le b e r g U n i v e r s i t i e s

s o c i a l s c i e n c e s and la w . Awarded Dr P h i l 1958·

E l e c t e d a s th e . y o u n g e s t member o f t h e 'L a n d t a g 1.

( S t a t e P a r l i a m e n t ) o f th e R h e i n l a n d - P f a l z , 1959·

From 1963 h a s b e e n t h e l e a d e r o f t h e C h r i s t i a n

D e m o c ra tic U nion P a r l i a m e n t a r y P a r t y i n th e

S t a t e P a r l i a m e n t .

C hairm an o f t h e CDU p a r t y i n t h e R h e i n l a n d - P f a l z

from 1 9 6 6 . .

Member o f t h e K onrad A denauer. F o u n d a tio n s i n c e 1 9 6 8 . . . · '

E l e c t e d i n 1969 a s M i n i s t e r - P r e s i d e n t o f th e "

R h e i n l a n d - P f a l z and t o t h e p o s i t i o n o f F i r s t

V ic e -C h a irm a n o f t h e F e d e r a l CDU p a r t y .

I n O c to b e r 1971 h e was d e f e a t e d i n t h e e l e c t i o n

f o r t h e F e d e r a l CDU C h a irm a n s h ip w hich was won

by Dr R a in e r B a r z e l .

S in c e J u l y 1 9 7 2 , C hairm an o f ZDF ( t h e s e c o n d

n a t i o n a l c o m m e rc ia l TV c h a n n e l ) . .

M a rr ie d w ith c h i l d r e n . . ; „