Miriam Lexmann
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
2020
Personal details
Born (1972-12-02) 2 December 1972 (age 51)
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Political partyChristian Democratic Movement
Spouse
(m. 2020)
Alma materFaculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava
Websitehttps://lexmann.eu/

Miriam Lexmann (born 2 December 1972) is a Slovak politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament since February 2020 and member of the Christian Democratic Movement.

Early life and education

Lexmann was born to Eugen and Marta Lexmann in Bratislava, Slovakia. She has three sisters.[1] Lexmann is of German descent: Her great-uncle, Mikuláš Jozef Lexmann, came to central Slovakia in 1853.[2]

Upon graduation from university, Lexmann worked for the political non-profit International Republican Institute (IRI).[3] She is dedicated to the impact of misinformation on public opinion.[4]

Political career

During the 2019 European Parliament election in Slovakia, Lexmann received 27,833 preferential votes and remained in second place, thus being elected as a member of the European Parliament.[5] Despite this, she would assume the mandate only after Brexit.[6] Regarding the situation, Lexmann said: "I can't say I'm looking forward to Brexit. I see a higher interest in Brexit not happening."[7] She initially wanted to work at her previous workplace,[8] but started working in the faction of the European People's Party after Brexit.[9] She became a full member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and was included as a substitute in the European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE).[10] Lexmann took the oath on 16 February 2020.[11]

In November 2023, she declared that she is considering candidacy in the 2024 Slovak presidential election. [12]

Personal life

Lexmann got engaged to Christian Democratic Movement Milan Majerský in August 2020.[13] Their wedding took place after the ecclesiastical court found that his first marriage was declared null and void.[14] They got married in the church of Our Lady of the Snow in Bratislava.[15]

In March 2021, Lexmann was placed on China's sanctions list along with ten European politicians and academics, thus banned from doing business in China. She stated: "What I'm worried about is that the sanctions could directly hurt people from China that I'm in contact with".[16]

References

  1. ^ Šnídl, Vladimír (29 May 2019). "Zlo komunizmu som chápala už v detstve, keď sme sa modlili tajne, hovorí Miriam Lexmann". Denník N (in Slovak). Bratislava: N Press. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  2. ^ Hanus, Martin; Majchrák, Jozef (21 May 2019). "Ako sa bojuje o kresťanského voliča (reportáž)". Denník Postoj (in Slovak). Retrieved 5 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Šírenie dezinformácií nepozná geografické hranice". medialnavychova.sk. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Interview s M. Lexmann: Ide o prežitie slobodného demokratického sveta". teraz.sk. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Definitívne výsledky hlasovania". volbysr.sk (in Slovak). Archived from the original on 29 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Voľby do Európskeho parlamentu mali pokojný priebeh, volebná účasť dosiahla 22,74 percenta". National Council of Slovakia (in Slovak). 27 May 2019.
  7. ^ "KDH sa v prípade brexitového mandátu obráti na Ústavný súd". SME (in Slovak). Bratislava: Petit Press. 31 May 2019.
  8. ^ Urban, Pavel (28 May 2019). "Miriam Lexmann: Nechcem brexit len preto, aby som mala mandát". sita.sk (in Slovak).
  9. ^ Morgan, Sam (31 May 2019). "Post Brexit Parliament: Winners and losers". Euractiv. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  10. ^ "Miriam Lexmann sa stala členkou Výboru pre zahraničnú politiku". Denník Postoj (in Slovak). Bratislava: Postoj Press. 5 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Miriam Lexmann z KDH sa po brexite stane europoslankyňou". Denník Postoj (in Slovak). Bratislava: Postoj Press. 29 January 2020.
  12. ^ Brezáni, Juraj (14 November 2023). "Konzervatívni kandidáti na prezidenta KDH uvažuje o Lexmann a o Karasovi. Krajniak do boja nevstúpi, zrejme ani Palko". Konzervatívny denník Postoj. Retrieved 13 December 2023.
  13. ^ Frank, Michal (8 July 2020). "Župan Majerský sa zasnúbil s europoslankyňou Lexmann". SME (in Slovak). Bratislava: Petit Press.
  14. ^ Takáč, Adam (8 July 2020). "Svadba v KDH/Miriam Lexmann a Milan Majerský uzavrú manželstvo". Denník Postoj (in Slovak).
  15. ^ Ogurčáková, Jana (16 August 2020). "Prešovský župan Majerský sa oženil s europoslankyňou Lexmann". SME (in Slovak). Bratislava: Petit Press.
  16. ^ Tóda, Mirek (22 March 2021). "Čína uvalila na europoslankyňu Lexmann sankcie. Nepáči sa jej, že EÚ reaguje na útlak Ujgurov". Denník N (in Slovak). Bratislava: N Press.