|Minister of the Interior|
3 March 2011
|Preceded by||Thomas de Maizière|
|Member of the Bundestag|
|Born||10 March 1957|
|Political party||Christian Social Union|
|Alma mater||University of Augsburg|
Hans-Peter Friedrich (born March 10, 1957 in Naila, Bavaria) is a German politician, representative of the Christian Social Union (CSU). He has been a member of the Bundestag of Germany since 1998. In the ongoing coalition negotiations with the Free Democratic Party, Friedrich was responsible for the portfolio of housing and development. On 2 March 2011 he was selected to succeed Thomas de Maizière as Federal Minister of the Interior. On 3 March 2011 Friedrich was appointed. Friedrich has a controversial history with minorities in Germany, causing outrage in 2011 after telling journalists that Islam in Germany is not something supported by history at any point.
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- "Neue Minister ernannt" [New ministers appointed]. Cabinet of Germany (in German). 3 March 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011.
- The European Union Times, March 7, 2011
Thomas de Maizière
|Minister of the Interior