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Hans Modrow
DIE LINKE Bundesparteitag Mai 2014 Modrow, Hans.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 1999 – 19 July 2004
Member of the Bundestag
In office
3 October 1990 – 1994
Prime Minister of East Germany
In office
18 November 1989 – 12 April 1990
PresidentEgon Krenz
Manfred Gerlach
Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (acting)
DeputyLothar de Maizière
Christa Luft
Peter Moreth
Preceded byWilli Stoph
Succeeded byLothar de Maizière
Personal details
Born (1928-01-27) 27 January 1928 (age 93)
Jasenitz, Province of Pomerania, Weimar Republic
(now Jasienica, Poland)
Political partyThe Left
Other political
Socialist Unity Party of Germany
Party of Democratic Socialism
Spouse(s)Annemarie Straubing (d. 2003)
Children2 daughters

Hans Modrow (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈmoːdʁo]; born 27 January 1928) is a German politician. He was best known as the last communist premier of East Germany. He is the honorary Chairman of the Left Party.[1] After the German reunification, Modrow served as a member of the European Parliament (1999–2004)[2] and of the Bundestag.