Bavaria's former state parliament president Barbara Stamm (CSU) is dead. She died on Wednesday at the age of 77 in her hometown of Würzburg, as the Bavarian state parliament announced, citing the Stamms family circle. She died after a long illness.
"I am deeply affected by the news of the death of my predecessor," said Ilse Aigner, President of the State Parliament (CSU). "With Barbara Stamm, we are losing a politician who is popular and highly esteemed across all party lines, who for decades worked primarily for the poorer and weaker in our society and gave them a voice."