Cabinet Kohl II

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Cabinet Kohl II
15. Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany
Helmut Kohl
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
choice 1983
Legislative period 10.
Appointed by Federal President Karl Carstens
education March 30, 1983
The End March 12, 1987
Duration 3 years and 347 days
predecessor Cabinet Kohl I.
successor Cabinet Kohl III
Party (s) CDU / CSU, FDP
German Bundestag
Opposition leader Hans-Jochen Vogel ( SPD )


Cabinet Kohl II - March 30, 1983 to February 18, 1987
( charged with running the business until March 12, 1987 )
Office photo Surname Political party Parliamentary State Secretary
or Minister of State
Political party
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Helmut Kohl
CDU Philipp Jenninger
Friedrich Vogel
Peter Lorenz
Deputy Federal Chancellor
Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1989) .jpg
Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Foreign Alois Mertes
(1921–1985) died on June 16, 1985 Lutz Stavenhagen (1940–1992) from September 4, 1985 Jürgen Möllemann (1945–2003)


Federal archive B 145 Bild-F085285-0011a, Bonn Friedrich Zimmermann.jpg
Friedrich Zimmermann
CSU Carl-Dieter Spranger
(* 1939)
Horst Waffenschmidt
Hans Engelhard FDP Federal Party Congress 1982.jpg
Hans A. Engelhard
FDP Hans Hugo Klein
(* 1936) until November 3, 1983 Benno Erhard (1923–2011) from November 3, 1983

Defense Minister Dr.  Gerhard Stoltenberg (4909220253) .jpg
Gerhard Stoltenberg
CDU Hansjörg Häfele
(* 1932)
Friedrich Voss
West-Duitse minister van Economische Zaken Lambsdorff (l. In Nederland met minis, inventory number 932-0743.jpg
Otto Graf Lambsdorff
until June 27, 1984
FDP Martin Grüner
Rudolf Sprung
Federal archive B 145 Bild-F052010-0020, Kiel, FDP federal party conference, Bangemann.jpg
Martin Bangemann
(* 1934)
from June 27, 1984
Food, Agriculture and Forestry
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Ignaz Kiechle
CSU Georg Gallus
(* 1927)
Wolfgang von Geldern
(* 1944)
Relations within Germany
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Heinrich Windelen
CDU Ottfried Hennig
Work and social order
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Norbert Blüm
CDU Wolfgang Vogt
Heinrich Franke
(1928–2004) until March 30, 1984 Stefan Höpfinger (1925–2004) from April 4, 1984


Defense Minister Dr Manfred Wörner (4909819218) .jpg
Manfred Wörner
CDU Peter Kurt Würzbach
(* 1937)
Youth, Family and Health
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F054130-0036, Bonn, CDU Presidium Press Conference, Geissler.jpg
Heiner Geißler
until September 26, 1985
CDU Irmgard Karwatzki
Federal archive B 145 Bild-F078530-0001, Wiesbaden, CDU federal party conference, Rita Süssmuth.jpg
Rita Süssmuth
(* 1937)
from September 26, 1985
Federal archive B 145 Bild-F054635-0014, Ludwigshafen, CDU federal party conference, Dollinger.jpg
Werner Dollinger
CSU Dieter Schulte
(* 1941)
Environment, nature conservation and reactor safety
since June 6, 1986
Federal archive B 145 Bild-F082401-0001, Bremen, CDU Federal Party Congress, Wallmann.jpg
Walter Wallmann
CDU - -
Post and telecommunications
Federal archive B 145 Bild-F073619-0026, Mainz, CDU federal party conference, Schwarz-Schilling.jpg
Christian Schwarz-Schilling
(* 1930)
CDU Wilhelm Rawe
Spatial planning, construction and urban planning
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Oscar Schneider
(* 1927)
CSU Friedrich-Adolf Jahn
Research and technology
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Heinz Riesenhuber
(* 1935)
CDU Albert Probst
education and Science
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Dorothee Wilms
(* 1929)
CDU Anton Pfeifer
(* 1937)
Economic Cooperation
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Jürgen Warnke
CSU Volkmar Köhler
Special duties
Head of the Federal Chancellery

since November 15, 1984
Wolfgang Schäuble
(* 1942)
CDU - -


On November 3, 1983, the former deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, was Benno Erhard , the successor to the judge at the Federal Constitutional Court elected Hans Hugo Klein appointed Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Justice.

In order to be able to take up his new office as President of the Federal Labor Office , Heinrich Franke resigned from the Federal Government on March 30, 1984. His successor as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Labor and Social Affairs was Stefan Höpfinger on April 4, 1984 , who had previously been Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on Youth, Family and Health since 1982.

The investigation of the Flick affair also had an impact on the composition of the federal government. On June 27, 1984 Federal Minister of Economics Otto Graf Lambsdorff resigned after the indictment against him had been admitted. His successor was the previous chairman of the Liberal and Democratic Group in the European Parliament, Martin Bangemann . On November 5, 1984, the previous Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Chancellery, Philipp Jenninger , was elected President of the German Bundestag to succeed Rainer Barzel after he had also resigned in the course of the Flick affair on October 25, 1984.

On November 14, 1984, Wolfgang Schäuble , who had been Parliamentary Managing Director of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group since 1981, was appointed Federal Minister for Special Tasks. He took over the previous duties from Philipp Jenninger and was also appointed head of the Federal Chancellery as the successor to State Secretary Waldemar Schreckenberger .

Lutz Stavenhagen was appointed as the successor to Alois Mertes , Minister of State in the Foreign Office, who died on June 16, 1985 , on September 4, 1985 .

After a long-known plan that Federal Family Minister Heiner Geißler should concentrate entirely on his office as CDU General Secretary and the preparation of the 1987 federal election , Geißer finally resigned as Federal Minister on September 25, 1985. On Geissler's recommendation, his successor was the previous director of the Hanoverian institute “Woman and Society”, Rita Süssmuth . Chancellor Kohl initially favored Gertrud Höhler for this office ; since she was not married, however, she was considered unenforceable in the Union parties.

The Lord Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Walter Wallmann , had been in discussion for a long time as Federal Minister. When a Federal Environment Ministry was to be set up in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster of April 26, 1986, Wallmann was appointed the first Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety on June 9, 1986.

See also

List of German Federal Governments - List of German Federal Ministers

Individual evidence

  1. Does Geissler give up? In: Der Spiegel . No. 3 , 1985, pp. 14 ( online ).
  2. ↑ Something new . In: Der Spiegel . No. 37 , 1985, pp. 26 ( online ).
  3. "The chances are fifty-fifty" . In: Der Spiegel . No. 33 , 1985, pp. 17-19 ( online ).
  4. digress . In: Der Spiegel . No. 13 , 1986, pp. 23-25 ( online ).
  5. "Wallmann can only do propaganda" . In: Der Spiegel . No. 24 , 1986, pp. 17-22 ( online ).