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Co-Founder of the Social Democratic Party in the GDR
First Foreign Minister after the first free democratic elections in the GDR in 1990
Markus Meckel is a German politician and former protestant pastor, who was a prominent critic of the East German (GDR) regime. In 1989 he initiated the foundation of the Social Democratic Party in GDR. After the first free democratic elections in the GDR, he served as Foreign Minister and negotiated the German unification in the framework of 2+4 talks. Later he served as an MP in the Bundestag (1990-2009).
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.