Lothar de Maizière
Lothar de Maizière (born 2 March 1940) is a German Christian Democratic politician. In 1990, he served as the only democratically elected Prime Minister of the German Democratic Republic, and as such was the last leader of an independent East Germany.
De Maizière was born in Nordhausen, Thuringia, and attended the ancient Berlinisches Gymnasium zum Grauen Kloster, where he was one of ... more »
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''The era of long parades past an official podium filled with cold faces is gone. Celebrating is now a right, not a duty.''Lothar De Maizière (b. 1940), German lawyer, politician. Speech on May Day, while East German prime minister. Quoted in Independent (London, May 5, 19...