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Robert Krieps (15 October 1922 – 1 August 1990) was a Luxembourgish politician. He served as the President of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party from 1980 until 1985, as well as serving in the Luxembourgish cabinet under both Gaston Thorn and Jacques Santer.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eugène Schaus
Minister for Justice (first time)
1974 – 1979
Succeeded by
Gaston Thorn
Preceded by
Colette Flesch
Minister for Justice (second time)
1984 – 1989
Succeeded by
Marc Fischbach
Preceded by
Josy Barthel
Minister for the Environment
1984 – 1989
Succeeded by
Alex Bodry
Party political offices
Preceded by
Lydie Schmit
President of the LSAP
1980 – 1985
Succeeded by
Ben Fayot