Kassem Taher Saleh

About me

I am Kassem, 29 years old and I am member of the 20th German Bundestag for the Saxon Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and the electoral district 159 Dresden-Süd.

I am chairman of the Housing, Urban Development, Building and Municipalities Committee and a deputy member of the Committee for Climate and Energy and the Committee for Human Rights.

About me

My Biography

I am a civil engineer by profession. Befor I was voted into the parliament, I was working as a site manager for a construction company in Dresden. Although I am passionate about civil engineering, politics has accompanied me all my life.

All my stations and experiences are listed in detail in my CV.

  • I was born in Zakho (Iraq) in 1993.
  • I grew up in Plauen, Vogtland and graduated from high school in 2013.
  • After finishing high school I studied civil engineering at the TU Dresden.
  • I also stayed abroad at the Universidad de Cantabria, Santander in Spain.
  • After my diploma, I worked as a site manager for a Dresden construction company from February 2021 to September 2021 and oversaw a construction project in Hamburg.
  • At the end of September 2021, I moved into the 20th German Bundestag via the fourth place on the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Sachsen list.

In The Bundestag

  • I am chairman of the Housing, Urban Development, Building and Municipalities Committee and a deputy member of the Committee for Climate and Energy and the Committee for Human Rights.
  • You can find out more about my topics in the Bundestag in the section Bundestag!


It is important to me to give an overview of the income that I receive as a Member of Parliament and the expenses that are borne by the Bundestag for my work! This overview is available on my transparency page.


Growing up and spending my youth in Plauen was particularly formative for me. I was passionate about playing soccer for 1. FC Wacker Plauen - playing soccer gave me experiences that reflect well the dual reality of Saxony and Germany. Where others often talk abstractly about some right-wingers and Nazis, I have experienced firsthand what it means to see previously convicted Nazis on the field again and to be racially insulted by them. On the other hand, there are numerous initiatives, organizations and clubs in sports that work for an open and fairer Saxony. These experiences are reflected in one of my fundamental political convictions - the right-wing danger potential in Germany must finally be taken seriously and our democracy must be strengthened and supported in the long term. It was never enough for me to have this realization only theoretically, which is why I was actively involved in various honorary offices in Plauen. For example, I acted as a student representative, referee and interpreter.

In Dresden, I co-founded the initiative "Die Anderen," a network for people affected by racism in Dresden that aims to initiate political change. In addition, I was involved in "DresdenPostkolonial" and worked as an interpreter for the Sächsischer Flüchtlingsrat e.V. (Saxon Refugee Council) on a voluntary basis. I am an alumnus of the START Foundation and the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

That's how I got into politics

During my studies, my political commitment intensified, which is why I joined the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen party in 2019. While running for the Bundestag, I was a candidate for Brand New Bundestag, a grassroots civil society organization that supports progressive candidates running for the 2021 election.

And Summarized?

Dresden, Saxony and Germany are my home. In the same way, it is the home of many people with experiences of migration and discrimination, refugees or children of non-academic parents. I am a voice for these people in the Bundestag. I make politics with a breath of fresh air from Saxony.