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Jens Böhrnsen
Acting Head of State of the Federal Republic of Germany
as President of the Federal Council
In office
31 May 2010 – 30 June 2010
Chancellor Angela Merkel
Preceded by Horst Kohler
Succeeded by Christian Wulff
Personal details
Born 12 June 1949 (1949-06-12) (age 70)
Bremen, Germany
Political party Social Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Kiel
University of Hamburg
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Jens Böhrnsen (born 12 June 1949 in Bremen) is a German politician of the SPD. Since 2005, he has served as the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, that is, the head of government of the city-state of Bremen. He became President of the Federal Council in 2009, and as such, he was acting head of state (31 May - 30 June 2010) following the resignation of German President Horst Köhler .

He is a lawyer by profession and served as a judge in Bremen from 1978 to 1995, when he became a full-time politician.