Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies aged 87

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DUSHANBE, 17.06.2017. /NIAT Khovar/.Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has passed away at the age of 87, TASS reported citing the Bild newspaper on Friday.

According to the tabloid, Kohl died in his house in Ludwigshafen.

Kohl, Germany's longest serving post-war chancellor, gave his name to an entire generation � the Kohl Generation.

Helmut Josef Michael Kohl was born in Ludwigshafen on April 3, 1930.

He was only 17 when he joined the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and was active in the party during his studies in history, law and governance and public policy.

Kohl was elected premier of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1969. At just 39, he was the youngest person ever to hold the position.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan