David McALLISTER : Curriculum vitae 

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Curriculum vitae (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)  
Updated: 14/12/2016 

Education (qualifications and diplomas) 

  • 1989-1989 : Abitur (final secondary school examination)
  • 1991-1996 : Studies in Law
  • 1996-1996 : First state examination in Law
  • 1998-1998 : Second state examination in Law

Professional career 

  • 1989-1991 : Military service in the German Federal Armed Forces, 74th Armoured Battalion
  • 1998-2010 : Lawyer / Member of the Lower Saxony Assembly
  • 2010-2013 : Prime Minister of Lower Saxony

Political career 

Offices held in a political party or national trade union  
  • 2002-2003 : Secretary-General of the CDU in Lower Saxony
  • 2008-2016 : Chair of the CDU in Lower Saxony
  • 2014-... : Member of the National Bureau of CDU Germany
Offices held in local government bodies  
  • 1996-2002 : Member of Bad Bederkesa municipal council
  • 2001-2002 : Honorary Mayor of Bad Bederkesa
  • 1996-2006 : Council member, association of local authorities
  • 1996-2010 : Member of Cuxhaven district council
Offices held in a regional assembly  
  • 1998-2014 : Member of the Lower Saxony Assembly
  • 2003-2010 : Chair of the CDU Group in the Lower Saxony Assembly
Offices held in regional government bodies  
  • 2010-2013 : Prime Minister of Lower Saxony

Other activities 

  • 2010-2013 : Member of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG
  • 2014-... : Vice Chairman of the IDU (International Democratic Union)
  • 2015-... : Vice-Chair of the EPP (European People's Party)

Honours 

  • 2010: Grand Cross of Merit of the Order of Merit of Lower Saxony
  • 2012: Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh University
  • 2014: Gold badge of honour, Cuxhaven district

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