Martin Sonneborn (born May 15, 1965) is a German satirist, journalist and politician. He is the chairman of the frivolous "Party for Work, Rule-of-Law, Protection of Animals, Advancement of Elites, and Grassroot-Democratic Initiative" (Die PARTEI). From 2000 to 2005 Sonneborn was editor in chief of the satirical magazine Titanic.
In July 2000 Sonneborn mocked Corruption in FIFA, while he sent satirical faxes to delegates, that promised German sausages and a cuckoo clock. One delegate felt under pressure and abstained from the vote. This brought the World Cup to Germany.
Since 2014 he is a member of European Parliament.
- ↑ http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/sonneborn-interview-satirical-party-die-partei-enters-german-election-a-910251.html
- ↑ http://www.spiegel.de/international/world-cup-bribe-the-hoax-that-brought-the-world-cup-to-germany-a-394276.html
- ↑ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/26/meet-the-new-faces-in-the-european-parliament