Third Merkel cabinet

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Third Merkel cabinet
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cabinet of Germany
2013–2018
Angela Merkel Juli 2010 - 3zu4.jpg
Date formed 17 December 2013
Date dissolved 14 March 2018
People and organisations
Head of state Joachim Gauck
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Head of government Angela Merkel
Member party Christian Democratic Union
Social Democratic Party of Germany
Christian Social Union of Bavaria
Status in legislature Grand coalition
Opposition party The Left
The Greens
History
Election(s) German federal election, 2013
Legislature term(s) 18th Bundestag
Predecessor Merkel II
Successor Merkel IV

The third cabinet of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel was sworn in on 17 December 2013.[1] Led by Merkel, the government is supported by a coalition of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Union of Bavaria (CSU), and the Social Democrats (SPD).[2][3]

The CDU received five ministries in addition to the positions of Chancellor and Chancellery Chief of Staff/Minister for Special Affairs. The SPD controlled six ministries and the CSU three. Although the CSU received a disproportionate share of ministries relative to its weight in the Bundestag, the six most powerful ministries were divided equally between the CDU and the SPD: the CDU controls the ministries for finance, internal affairs, and defense, while the SPD controls the ministries for foreign affairs, economics and energy, and justice and consumer protection.[4]

The term of office of the third Merkel cabinet officially ended with the constitution of the 19th Bundestag on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Merkel and her cabinet ministers received their discharge papers from the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the same day. In accordance with Article 69 of the German constitution and at the request of the President of Germany, the cabinet remained in office as the caretaker government until a new government is formed.[5]

Third Merkel cabinet in the Bundestag, 2014

Composition

The current federal cabinet is composed of the following ministers and their parliamentary state secretaries (deputy ministers):

Protocol order[a] Office Image Incumbent Party In office Parliamentary state secretaries (deputy ministers)
Chancellor Angela-Merkel-2014.jpg Angela Merkel CDU 22 November 2005 – present Minister of State:
Helge Braun (Minister of State to the Federal Chancellor)
Monika Grütters (Commissioner for Culture and the Media)
Aydan Özoğuz (Commissioner for Migrants, Refugees and Integration)
State Secretary:
Klaus-Dieter Fritsche (Commissioner for the Federal Intelligence Services)
1 Vice-Chancellor
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015-12 Sigmar Gabriel SPD Bundesparteitag by Olaf Kosinsky-63.jpg Sigmar Gabriel SPD 17 December 2013 – 14 March 2018 (as Vice-Chancellor)
27 January 2017 – 14 March 2018 (as Minister for Foreign Affairs)
17 December 2013 – 27 January 2017 as Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy
Minister of State:
Maria Böhmer
Michael Roth
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs (ex) Frank-Walter Steinmeier Feb 2014 (cropped).jpg Frank-Walter Steinmeier SPD 17 December 2013 – 27 January 2017 Minister of State:
Maria Böhmer
Michael Roth
2 Federal Minister of the Interior Unterzeichnung des Koalitionsvertrages der 18. Wahlperiode des Bundestages (Martin Rulsch) 142.jpg Thomas de Maizière CDU 17 December 2013 – 14 March 2018
3 Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection 2017-03-26 Heiko Maas by Sandro Halank–4.jpg Heiko Maas SPD 17 December 2013 – 14 March 2018
4 Federal Minister of Finance Peter Altmaier.jpg Peter Altmaier CDU 24 October 2017 – 14 March 2018 (acting)[7]
Federal Minister of Finance (ex) Wolfgang Schaeuble 02.jpg Wolfgang Schäuble CDU 28 October 2009 – 24 October 2017
5 Federal Minister of Economics and Energy WLP14-ri-0279- Brigitte Zypries (SPD).jpg Brigitte Zypries SPD 27 January 2017 – 14 March 2018
6 Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Katarina Barley-6824.jpg Katarina Barley SPD 28 September 2017 – 14 March 2018 (acting)
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs (ex) Unterzeichnung des Koalitionsvertrages der 18. Wahlperiode des Bundestages (Martin Rulsch) 110 (cropped).jpg Andrea Nahles SPD 17 December 2013 – 28 September 2017
7 Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt (CSU) 2011.jpg Christian Schmidt CSU 17 February 2014 – 14 March 2018
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture (ex) Hans-Peter Friedrich 2012.jpg Hans-Peter Friedrich CSU 17 December 2013 – 17 February 2014
8 Federal Minister of Defence Von der Leyen 2010.jpg Ursula von der Leyen CDU 17 December 2013 – present
9 Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Katarina Barley-6824.jpg Katarina Barley SPD 2 June 2017 – 14 March 2018
Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (ex) Manuela Schwesig 6204033.jpg Manuela Schwesig SPD 17 December 2013 – 2 June 2017
10 Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe 2010.jpg Hermann Gröhe CDU 17 December 2013 – 14 March 2018 Ingrid Fischbach
Annette Widmann-Mauz
11 Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Christian Schmidt (CSU) 2011.jpg Christian Schmidt CSU 24 October 2017 – 14 March 2018 (acting) Enak Ferlemann
Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (ex) Unterzeichnung des Koalitionsvertrages der 18. Wahlperiode des Bundestages (Martin Rulsch) 104.jpg Alexander Dobrindt CSU 17 December 2013 – 24 October 2017 Enak Ferlemann
12 Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Barbara Hendricks 2014-10-24.jpg Barbara Hendricks SPD 17 December 2013 – 14 March 2018 Florian Pronold

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

13 Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka MWK 2.jpg Johanna Wanka CDU 14 February 2013 – 14 March 2018
14 Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller.JPG Gerd Müller CSU 17 December 2013 – present Thomas Silberhorn
15 Federal Minister for Special Tasks
Head of the Chancellery
Peter Altmaier.jpg Peter Altmaier CDU 17 December 2013 – 14 March 2018
  1. ^ The protocol order is the order of the list of ministers provided by the German government.[6]

Caretaker government following the 2017 election

After the German federal election held on Sunday, 24 September 2017, SPD leader Martin Schulz declared that the SPD had decided to be a part of the opposition during the next legislation period.[8] However, after coalition talks between the Union (CDU/CSU), FDP and the Greens failed, SPD politicians reconsidered, leading to coalition negotiations between the CDU/CSU and the SPD. On 8 February 2018, the negotiations resulted in a provisional agreement to form a grand coalition, which still needs to be approved by party members as of 8 February 2018.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Bundeskanzlerin und Bundeskabinett vereidigt" [Federal Chancellor and cabinet sworn in] (in German). Deutscher Bundestag. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ based on Artikel 60 III of the Basic Law: Full text
  3. ^ "Bundeskanzlerin und Bundeskabinett vereidigt" [Federal Chancellor and cabinet sworn in] (in German). Deutscher Bundestag. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Stephan Wallace (April 29, 2014), Commentary: Merkel’s Third Government – Return of the Grand Coalition American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) Washington, D.C.
  5. ^ "Government continues as acting government". 24 October 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  6. ^ German Chancellery. "Liste der Bundesministerinnen und Bundesminister" [List of Federal Ministers]. Protokoll Inland der Bundesregierung Artikel 02.11. 2017 (in German). German Federal Ministry of the Interior. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Content/DE/Standardartikel/Ministerium/2017-10-20-Altmaier-Ministerwechsel.html
  8. ^ Stefan Kuzmany / spiegel.de: A New Germany, Spiegel.de.
  9. ^ "erkel Makes Painful Concessions to Form New Government". Spiegel Online. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  • "Kabinettsliste: Das sind Merkels wichtigste Minister" [Cabinet list: These are Merkels most important ministers]. Spiegel (in German). Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  • "Live-Blog zur Großen Koalition: Parteivorstand billigt die Kandidatenliste der SPD" [Live blog on the grand coalition: Party executive approves the SPD list of candidates]. Zeit (in German). Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  • "Die "Welt" erfährt einige überraschende Personalien" [Die Welt learns some surprising personal details]. Welt (in German). Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

External links

  • Cabinet of Germany (English)
  • Federal Ministries of Germany (English)
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