Petra Kelly

(1947—1992) German political leader

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German political leader. Formerly a member of the German Social Democratic Party, she became disillusioned with their policies and in 1979 co-founded the Green Party, a broad alliance of environmentalists, feminists, and anti-nuclear activists. She became the Party's leading spokesperson and in 1983 was one of 17 Green Party members elected to the West German Parliament. The cause of her death remains a subject of controversy.

Subjects: History — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

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