Hirche retires

Tough childhood

Tough childhood

Walter Hirche, Liberal Democrat (FDP), resigned his post as Lower Saxony’s minister for economic affairs and deputy prime minister on February 18. He had announced his departure in January. His successor is Philipp Rösler.

The Nordwestzeitung in Oldenburg says that as a child, Mr Hirche was beaten up because of his Saxonian dialect (he was born in Leipzig). Later, he only missed an airplane crash by missing the plain plane.

This is what Saxonian sounds like.

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