On Friday, June 16, in the city of Ludwigshafen am Rhein in his house, died, the former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, according to Deutshe Welle. He was 87 years old.
Kohl served as head of the German government from 1982 to 1998. It was during the stay Kohl as Chancellor was the reunion of the country.
Helmut Kohl was born in 1930 in Ludwigshafen in a religious Catholic family. At the University of Frankfurt am main and Heidelberg he studied law, history and political science. The Christian democratic Union, which he chaired in 1973, Kohl joined a high — school student in 1946. A Bundestag Deputy from the party Since was from 1976 to 2002.
In 1982 Helmut Kohl became Chancellor in the first in the history of the Bundestag successful vote of no confidence in the current Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and the collapse of the coalition between the Social democratic party of Germany (SPD) and Free democratic party (FDP). In power Since remained a record time of 16 years. The unification of Germany has had a highly positive effect on the further career of nick at the post of Federal Chancellor.
In recent years, ex-Chancellor was seriously ill. After a head injury, which he received in the fall, Since 2008, moved in a wheelchair.
In the message released by the press service of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, said: «I deeply regret the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. He was one of the greatest friends of Israel, he has always adhered to the idea of ensuring Israeli security. Kohl was the leader who United Germany a strong and firm hand. His sympathy for Israel and Zionism is reflected in our numerous meetings, as well as his strong Pro-Israel position, which he has always shown in Europe and in international forums. I Express my condolences to the family of Kohl and the German people».