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A new Hessian government is made up of at least two, if not three, partners. Who with whom? This is still completely open. In addition to substantive issues, it also depends on the protagonists. The top candidates in brief:

CDU Volker Bouffier

Earlier, as Minister of the interior Volker Bouffier was regarded as a sharp-maker. At the latest with the beginning of the black-green coalition in Hessen, the Prime Minister is as a bridge-Builder on the go. The CDU Deputy is considered to be loyal supporters of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and is a man of clear language. The popular festivals and in the halls of the 66 moves in a-Year-old, as the Berlin or the international parquet. Andreas Arnold/dpa Volker Bouffier (CDU), Prime Minister of Hesse and top candidate for the state election

Even political enemies to expect the pouring out of the root ends of the lawyers, that he uses with his year long experience for Hesse and the interests of the people. Hard the CDU politician was approached for his role as the then Minister of the interior in the investigation of the NSU murder series. Friend and foe joking about his penchant for some very long versions. Bouffier is married and has three children.

SPD: Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel

Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel took over after the Ypsilanti debacle of the Hesse-SPD 2008, as a virtually unknown politician, the responsibility. He led the social Democrats, after the Failure of the Left tolerated the Alliance with the Greens, a new self-awareness. The 49-Year-old, who is also the SPD-Federal Deputy, for the third Time, to become Prime Minister for the second Time against incumbent Bouffier. Andreas Arnold/Reuters Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel

The Hessian of the party and the Faction leader grew up in the casting, after high school, he studied Agriculture and political Sciences. He would not have gone into politics, he would be in his own words, "perhaps a development worker or truck driver". Schäfer-Gümbel is also appreciated by his political opponents for his diligence. Some, however, he is not snappy enough.

Green: Tarek Al-Wazir and Priska Hinz

Tarek Al-Wazir is by far one of the best speakers in the Hessian Parliament: a Rhetorical ground, often with ironic side blows and puns, and almost always in attack mode represents the 47-Year-old of his Position. Political friends praise his great detail, the counterparties to refer to it as infallibility claim or arrogant to Teach. Bernd from Jutrczenka/dpa Tarek Al-Wazir (Alliance 90/The Greens), a leading candidate in the Hesse state election

The economic and transport Minister, according to polls, Hesse’s most popular politicians and harmony – in spite of many opposites – good with the chief Executive, Volker Bouffier. The man with the round glasses and the now grizzled Crewcut is the son of a Yemeni Ex-diplomat and a peace-moving Offenbacher teacher. With 14 years he moved for two years to his father in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. There, he met his wife, with whom he has two sons. Fabian summer/dpa Priska Hinz, Minister for the environment, climate protection, agriculture and consumer protection in Hessen (Alliance 90/The Greens)

Priska Hinz is the second Time environment Minister in Hessen. The trained teacher was already in the 80s in the Hessian Parliament, and took in a red-green government under Prime Minister Hans Eichel (SPD) as Nachrückerin 1998 to 1999, the office of Minister. Prior to your second term as head of Ministry Hinz from 2005 to 2014 member of Parliament was. The 59-Year-old with a penchant for colored frames gives in the Parliament with free-speech and their penetrating voice well heard. Respect your Eco-course despite content differences also interest groups beyond the environmental movement, such as farmers, hunters, or potash-producers. Hinz is married and has two sons.

Left: Janine Wissler and Jan Schalauske

Janine Wissler occurs in the country’s Parliament with a rhetorical sharpness and clear reasoning. Also, violent political clashes, the Chairman of the left party is not afraid, abusive, or personally offensive, which is becoming very fashionable-dressed 37-Year-old but never. Britta Pedersen/dpa Janine Wissler, the Chairwoman of the Left in the Hessian Landtag

Wissler grew up in Langen, near Frankfurt, and studied political science. She was active in the globalization-critical network Attac, and was one of the founders of the Hessian election alternative Social justice (WASG). Your political home are ultra-left currents in the party, such as the network, Marx 21. Wissler is single. Andreas Arnold, dpa/Jan Schalauske, Hessian Chairman of the Left

With Jan Schalauske has ushered in the Hessian Left four years ago, at the party leadership for the next generation. The 37-Year-old took over from Ulrich Wilken, had not been flown on or after eleven years in office. Schalauske won in his election, 93 percent support of the delegates. In the Hessian Landtag, the native of lower axis moved in almost a year and a half as a substitutes. Schalauske studied political Sciences in Marburg, and entered out of disappointment with the policy of the red-green Federal government, in the party. In the Parliament, the married father of a child occurs usually calm and businesslike.

FDP: René skirt

René skirt is also attested to by political opponents of competence in social policy. The hobby-horse of the 50-Year-old who wears his light hair in a similar short as his Beard, is early childhood education. As FDP party leader and top candidate slipped Rock big shoes to fill. His predecessor, Florian Rentsch was regarded as the puppet master and the face of the Hessian liberals. Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa The Hessian FDP-group Chairman, René Rock stands in front of a poster of his party, following a press conference

the Rock is firmly rooted in local politics, he is a member of the city Council in the South blessed the city and the FDP faction chief in the district of Offenbach-Land. He is married and the father of a daughter. Should there be a government participation of the FDP, does not want to Rock take according to his own statement, not necessarily a Minister – he can also imagine to work in the group.

AfD: Rainer Rahn

Rainer Rahn ended up as an opponent of the airport expansion several years ago in the Frankfurt city policy. Since then, he was already sitting in four of the groups in the city Parliament Roman. The 66-Year-old with the grey hair and the Moustache is a PhD dentist, and also studied law. The longtime municipal politician was for the Post of AfD’s top candidate in a runoff election against a police officer and is in a catchment of the party in the state Parliament as a promising candidate for the Post of group Chairman. Matthias Balk/dpa, Rainer Rahn, AfD lead candidate in Hesse,

referred to The AfD in Hessen itself as a bourgeois-conservative. In his Speeches, Rahn occurs with a moderate vocabulary, but clear messages, especially in the refugee policy. His favorite opponent is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Grand coalition he thinks is a disaster. Rahn is married with children he has.

In the FOCUS Online/Wochit Journalist about Merkel successor in Hesse-a mere jmü/dpa

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