|Minister-President of Saarland|
October 1998 – 29 September 1999
|Preceded by||Oskar Lafontaine|
|Succeeded by||Peter Müller|
|Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs|
29 September 1999 – 16 November 2000
|Preceded by||Franz Müntefering|
|Succeeded by||Kurt Bodewig|
16 August 1942 |
Reinhard Klimmt (born 16 August 1942 in Berlin) is a German politician (SPD). From 1998 to 1999, he was Premier of Saarland, and 1999–2000, Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs.
Klimmt is married and has three children.
Since 1964, Klimmt is a member of the SPD. In 1998, he became Premier (Ministerpräsident) of the Saarland, since his predecessor, Oskar Lafontaine became the new Federal Minister of Finance after the SPD's victory in the Federal election.
In 1999, Klimmt lost to Peter Müller in the Legislative Assembly (Landtag) elections in the Saarland. Later that year, he became Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. After only one year in office, he was forced to resign because of his role in a financial scandal involving the football club 1. FC Saarbrücken.
- Klimmt's column at Abebooks.de (German)
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