Gabriele Zimmer

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Gabriele Zimmer
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Gabriele Zimmer.
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Chairperson of the PDS
In office
Member of the Landtag of Thuringia
In office
October 1990 – July 2004
Personal details
Born (1955-05-07) 7 May 1955 (age 67)
East Berlin, German Democratic Republic
Political party The Left
Other political
Party of Democratic Socialism
Socialist Unity Party of Germany

Gabriele Zimmer (called Gabi; born 7 May 1955 in Berlin, GDR) is a German socialist politician.

She has been a member of the East German communist party, the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) and its successors, continuously since 1981.[1] The party was renamed SED-PDS in 1989, PDS in 1990 and Die Linkspartei.PDS in 2005. In 2007 it merged with WASG to form Die Linke. She was chairwoman of then-PDS from 2000 to 2003. From 1990 to 1998, she was chairwoman of the PDS at the regional level in Thuringia. From October 1990 until July 2004 she has been a member of the Landtag of Thuringia.

Other political functions:

  • 1990-1998 Chairperson of PDS in Thuringia
  • Since 1995 Member of the PDS Executive Board
  • 1996–2000 Vice Chairwoman of PDS
  • 1999–2000 Chairwoman of PDS in the Thuringian Parliament
  • 2000–03 Chairwoman of PDS
  • 2004- Member of the European Parliament
  • 2012- Chair of Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left


  1. "Your MEPs – Gabi Zimmer". EU MEP information. European Union. Retrieved 4 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>