To his 75. Birthday made the former Chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, once again in the headlines, but this time went less to high-level politics than his private life. The third party social democratic head of government in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany and his Korean wife, Soyeon Schröder-Kim (48) had been invited prior to the day of celebration Sunday, the journalists of "der Spiegel" and "Bild am Sonntag" (BamS) to Talk to, play Golf and drink coffee. They provided information about the dynamics of your marriage, your dealing with gossip and new joint activities such as Korean cooking.
for Seven years, Schröder was Chancellor, the last of the SPD. With his red-green government of the ascenders of small proportions through the social reforms of the Agenda 2010, against a considerable resistance and refused, in spite of massive pressure from the USA, Germany's participation in the Iraq war.
His social-democratic predecessor, Willy Brandt, and Helmut Schmidt also worked after the end of their term of office, continue to work hard on your political life's work, Brandt as SPD-chief and Chairman of the North-South Commission, Schmidt as the author and publisher of the weekly newspaper "die Zeit".
Schroeder seems to be a similar political ambition, not umzutreiben, if you believe his information, and those of his wife. Instead, he learned to Golf, plays two to three times a week. In addition, he has received with his fifth wife, a German-Korean cooking class as a gift. "Our specialty is a broth made of anchovies, seaweed, radish, and garlic," said Soyeon Schröder-Kim. "My husband washes and cuts for the vegetables: cauliflower, carrots, spring onions and Zucchini."
no more than two glasses of wine
The Translator and business consultant, has demanded as a condition for the marriage of Schroeder, a warranty, which was probably not meant entirely seriously: "My husband had to guarantee me at least 30 years of life." 74 the politician was, as you last year, got married; Kim Schroeder's aim in life for your man 104 is thus.
As a life-prolonging step you advised him to abstain from alcohol. It was "unrealistic", the replies, as they let well frankly know. Be Accommodating: "I promise you, I drink less. I drink at most two glasses of wine per day.“
It's probably "been a great change for his life," says schröder's wife, who wants to give, if necessary, with less than 30 years of marriage, happy: "My ambitious goal is that he comes in as the oldest still-Chancellor a. D. in the history of live. Maybe he comes in ,the Guinness book of world records’?!“ The couple has also purchased a juicer. There is every Morning, juice for Breakfast, is it in the "mirrors", a glass of Grapefruit, Apple-carrot or lemon juice for the Ex-Chancellor.
Dish it out against Nahles
Yet more sour than the lemon essence from the local juice press is likely to Schröder, the handling of the SPD, with its heritage of taste. Of Hartz IV, the core of his social reforms, wants to break with party leader Andrea Nahles, on behalf of the SPD. Nahles had early on fought against the reforms, Schröder as a "wrecking ball of the welfare state" reviled.
The recently proposed hard again, her economic expertise. And not afraid to enter with the sentence "The Amateur mistake" to make her perhaps the biggest weakness on the topic: your penchant for completely over-the-top performances and unfortunate formulations, such as recently at the carnival in Thuringia. In Nahles’ congratulations text to 75. the government were reforms, not social. "We congratulate today, an outstanding statesman and social Democrats," she wrote.
"I did it my way" as a favorite song
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If criticism came, Schröder, usually only the chin is pushed forward, and is to continue marching. "Full risk, if he is convinced," is part of his character, said Soyeon Kim-Schröder and non-insured, foreign judgments on your life both of you touched on: "Why should we be interested in the opinions of others?" Schröder's favorite song came by way of Frank Sinatra. "I did it my way."