Cabinet Kohl II
|Cabinet Kohl II|
|15. Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany|
|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|
|Opposition leader||Hans-Jochen Vogel ( SPD )|
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 .
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.
- Does Geissler give up? In: Der Spiegel . No. 3 , 1985, pp. 14 ( online ).
- new . In: Der Spiegel . No. 37 , 1985, pp. 26 ( online ).
- "The chances are fifty-fifty" . In: Der Spiegel . No. 33 , 1985, pp. 17-19 ( online ).
- digress . In: Der Spiegel . No. 13 , 1986, pp. 23-25 ( online ).
- "Wallmann can only do propaganda" . In: Der Spiegel . No. 24 , 1986, pp. 17-22 ( online ).