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Antje Vollmer
Antje Vollmer (8592931976).jpg
Vice President of the Bundestag
(on proposal of the Alliance 90/The Greens-group)
In office
November 1994 – 2005
PresidentRita Süssmuth
Wolfgang Thierse
Personal details
Born (1943-05-31) 31 May 1943 (age 79)
Lübbecke, Province of Westphalia,
Free State of Prussia, Nazi Germany
Political partyAlliance '90/The Greens
ProfessionPolitician, Theologian

Antje Vollmer (born 31 May 1943) is a German politician of the Alliance 90/The Greens. From 1994 to 2005, she was one of the vice presidents of the German parliament, the Bundestag.

Education and early career

Vollmer was born in Lübbecke (Westphalia). After graduating from Wittekind-Gymnasium Lübbecke in 1962, she studied Protestant theology in Berlin, Heidelberg, Tübingen and Paris, completing her first theological exam in 1968, her second in 1971 and received her doctorate in 1973. From 1969 to 1971, she was a research assistant at the Kirchliche Hochschule Berlin. In 1971 she started a postgraduate course in adult education, which she completed in 1975. From 1971 to 1974 she worked as a pastor in Berlin-Wedding, later as a teacher in an adult education center from 1976 to 1982.

Political career

In the 1970s, she was politically active in the Maoist Anti-imperialist League (Liga gegen den Imperialismus) but did not join the party.[1] In 1985 Vollmer joined the Green Party, even though she already had been in the Bundestag since 1983 for that party. Due to the party principle of rotation she had to give up the parliamentary seat in 1985, but was reelected in 1987 and again in 1994, 1998 and 2002. Vollmer was the first politician of the Green Party to be elected into the Presidium of the Bundestag, in November 1994. She remained vice president of the Bundestag until the 2005 elections, when she did not run for re-election.

Life after politics

In 2009 Vollmer was awarded the Mercator Visiting Professorship for Political Management at the Universität Essen-Duisburg's NRW School of Governance. She gave both seminars and lectures at the university.[2]

Vollmer was one of the first signers of the Open Letter to the German Position on Russo-Ukraining War in April 2022, who demanded not to support Ukraine with arms in order to "prevent a third world war".[3]

Other activities



  1. ^ Kühn, Andreas (2005). Stalins Enkel, Maos Söhne. Die Lebenswelt der K-Gruppen in der Bundesrepublik der 70er Jahre (in German). Campus-Verlag. p. 230.
  2. ^ "Pressemitteilung der Universität Duisburg-Essen". (in German). Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  3. ^ Polenz <first=Ruprecht. "Wer einen Atomkrieg verhindern will, darf Putin nicht gewinnen lassen". Die Zeit (in German). Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  4. ^ Board of Trustees Opera Village Africa.