(born 10 January 1947) is a German social democratic politician and his party's designated candidate for the post of Chancellor in the 2013 general elections. From 2005 to 2009 he served as German Federal Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Angela Merkel. He was nominated by his party as opposition candidate for Bundeskanzler in the 2013 elections on 28 September 2012.
26.01.2012 [The Economist] - Mrs Merkel is again voters' clear pick for chancellor, with the support of 45% against 33% for her nearest rival, Peer Steinbrück of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). Her government is another matter. Mrs Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its
02.01.2013 - Peer Steinbrueck of social democrats says female voters more likely to vote for CDU leader due to womens bonus Angela […] . Peer Steinbrueck of the Social Democratic party (SPD) told the Sunday newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that