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Third Merkel cabinet

Third Angela Merkel Cabinet

53rd Cabinet of Germany
Incumbent
Date formed 17 December 2013[1]
People and organisations
Head of government Angela Merkel
Head of state Joachim Gauck
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 legislature of the Bundestag
Previous Merkel II

The incumbent government of Germany, the third cabinet of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, was sworn in on 17 December 2013. 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).

The CDU received five ministries in addition to the positions of Chancellor and Chancellery Chief of Staff/Minister for Special Affairs. The SPD controls 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.[2]

Current Federal Government in the German Bundestag, 2014


Composition

The current federal cabinet is composed of the following ministers and their parliamentary state secretaries[3](deputy ministers):

Protocol order[1] Office Image Incumbent Party In office Parliamentary State Secretaries (Deputy Ministers)
Chancellor 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 of Economics and Energy
Sigmar Gabriel SPD 17 December 2013 – present
2 Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier SPD 17 December 2013 – present Minister of State:
Maria Böhmer
Michael Roth
3 Federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière CDU 17 December 2013 – present
4 Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Heiko Maas SPD 17 December 2013 – present
5 Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble CDU 28 October 2009 – present
6 Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles SPD 17 December 2013 – present
7 Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Hans-Peter Friedrich CSU 17 December 2013 – 17 February 2014
7 Christian Schmidt CSU 17 February 2014 - present
8 Federal Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen CDU 17 December 2013 – present
9 Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Manuela Schwesig SPD 17 December 2013 – present
10 Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe CDU 17 December 2013 – present
11 Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt CSU 17 December 2013 – present Enak Ferlemann
12 Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Barbara Hendricks SPD 17 December 2013 – present Florian Pronold

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

13 Federal Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka CDU 14 February 2013 – present
14 Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller CSU 17 December 2013 – present Thomas Silberhorn
15 Federal Minister for Special Tasks
Head of the Chancellery
Peter Altmaier CDU 17 December 2013 – present
  1. ^ The table is initially sorted by the protocol order specified by the German government.[4]

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Kabinett Merkel III
  4. ^

External links

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