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|People's President of People's Republic of Germany
Volkspräsidentin der Volksrepublik Deutschland
Flag of the People's Republic of Germany
Margot Honecker, the last President
|Style||Comrade People's President|
|Formation||11 August 1919|
|First holder||Rosa Luxemburg|
|Final holder||Margot Honecker|
|Abolished||25 December 1991|
The People's President of the People's Republic of Germany was one of two heads of government of Germany. The official title in German was Volkspräsidentin der Volksrepublik Deutschland, sometimes shortened to Präsidentin.
In German politics, the Chancellor and President were equal in power and authority. Referred to as the Double Leader Policy (German: Doppelführer Politik), all decisions wereto be shared between the two leaders. Though it was never specified in law, the offices of Chancellor and President have never been filled by two people of the same gender. In a case where the two leaders could not agree, members of the People's Chamber would cast a vote.
List of People's Presidents of the People's Republic of Germany
|Portrait||Dates of Rule|
| Rosa Luxemburg|
| 11 August 1919|
2 January 1952
| Luise Kähler|
| 2 January 1952|
24 September 1955
| Lilly Becher|
| 24 September 1955|
20 September 1978
| Margot Honecker|
| 20 September 1978|
25 December 1991