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Markus Meckel

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).