April 23, 2019

Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of Hamburg

Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of the City of Hamburg.

On Wednesday, 28 March 2018, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg elected a new First Mayor, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, after his predecessor Olaf Scholz was called to Berlin to become Vice-Chancellor of Germany as well as the country’s Minister of Finance in the Cabinet Merkel IV.

Dr. Tschentscher is a physician and molecular biologist by educational background. He has been a member of the Hamburg City-State Assembly (Hamburger Bürgerschaft) since 2008, and served as Finance Senator (ministerial office) between 2011 and 2018 under Mayor Scholz.

He leads a governmental coalition by Social Democrats and Greens, and is seconded by Senator Katharina Fegebank, in charge of the portfolios of Science, Research, and Equal Rights.

For further information: 

Speeches by the First Mayor of Hamburg: https://www.hamburg.de/buergermeister-reden/

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/hamburg-tschentscher-zum-neuen-buergermeister-gewaehlt-15516996.html

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Picture by Senatskanzlei, Engel

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