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Ursula Von Der Leyen

Ursula Von Der Leyen

Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen (born October 8, 1958) is a German physician and politician. She currently serves as the 13th President of the European Commission since 2019. Prior to this role, she held successive positions in Angela Merkel’s cabinet, most recently as Minister of DefenceVon der Leyen is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its EU-affiliated group, the European People’s Party (EPP)

Born and raised in Brussels, Belgium, to German parents, Ursula von der Leyen was brought up bilingually in German and French. She moved to Germany in 1971 when her father became involved in German politics. She graduated as a physician in Hanover in 1987. After marrying fellow physician Heiko von der Leyen, she lived in the United States with her family in the 1990s. She has been actively involved in German politics, holding various ministerial positions and serving as a member of the Bundestag (parliament)

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Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German physician and politician serving as the 13th president of the European Commission since 2019. She served in the German federal government between 2005 and 2019..